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International Mothers Network

The International Mothers Network (IMN), the first-ever global consortium of motherhood organizations, was officially launched on International Woman's Day (March 8, 2009) in cities around the world. The goals of the IMN include linking maternal activist organizations and galvanizing a signal-to-noise phase that goes directly to the grassroots level. IMN's focus, in particular, is on progressive mothers groups—mothers from developing countries, mothers in poverty, mothers who are activists, mothers with disabilities, welfare mothers, grandmother caregivers, and others who are vested in feminist perspectives on maternal well-being, health, safety, freedom of expression, equal rights, benefits for families and caregivers, and support for organizations that encourage a platform for continued pragmatic change work.

On October 26–28, 2008, 200 academics and activists from more than 20 countries traveled to ...

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