Campaigning

Here are a number on National Campaigns the Mothers' Union is currently involved in:

Gender based violence16 Day of Activism against Gender Violence  

Uniting individuals and organisations to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, all forms of violence against women and girls. Mothers' Union believes that prevention needs to focus on; teaching children and adults about loving and respectful relationships; that there are laws against all forms of violence and abuse and the means to enforce them; that those experiencing violence are supported; and that perpetrators are brought to justice and rehabilitated. More here.

16 Days of Activism agaisn Gender Violence runs from 25 November - 10 December in 2017.
This year, Mothers’ Union is focussing on the issue of stigma, where society responds negatively to, or by blaming those who are, victims of gender-based violence. Mothers’ Union is calling on members and others around the world to talk about gender-based violence, and challenge myths and harmful attitudes around it. We are calling on people everywhere to: break the silence surrounding gender-based violence, lift the shame which is often placed unfairly on survivors, and shift the blame from victim to perpetrator.
More information and free downloadable resources here.

 

Bye Buy Childhood MU Campaign ImageBye Buy Childhood  

Valuing children as children not consumers.
The Bye Buy Childhood campaign aims to empower families to challenge the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood through positive action.

Download the ReportGet Involved and more information

 

Flexible Families

Mothers’ Union believes in the importance of supporting families to balance their work and family life commitments. That’s why, since 2006, we have been campaigning for employees to have the right to request flexible working through our Flexible Families campaign.

 

Links to Mothers' Union Campaigns

Campaigning - with other Mothers' Union members.
Parent Port - a one stop website to complain about content you find inappropriate for children. Directs complaints to the relevant regulatory body for television, radio, marketing and advertising.

 

Our impact in 2016 - Mothers’ Union made an impact in the political sphere in a number of ways ….
•    at the United Nations Commission the Status of Women 60
•    in the UK Parliament
•    through the media
•    in the communities where Mothers’ Union members are active

Coming up in 2017 - 
•    reviewing the format and content of Faith & Policy Watch
•    having a greater impact at the United Nations Commission the Status of Women
•    taking forward the work on sex and relationships education
•    continuing to lobby against charges for using the Child Maintenance Service
•    strengthening public affairs work
•    developing global advocacy on gender 

Campaigning is a long-run race – creating political and societal change takes time’.
Let us pray for the future achievements of Mothers’ Union in campaigning.

For more information on these and on other subjects please go to the Mother's Union website..