Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "Jacki Hayes"

When my son was younger, it wasn’t possible to walk past a playground (indoors and out) without stopping for at least a few minutes. Heck, we couldn’t even go to the zoo without having some playground time and good chunks of our day at the state fair was devoted to the playground. But not every child has a playground at every corner. That is where KaBOOM! is stepping in. (via It Starts With A Playground: KaBOOM! Creates Safe Playspaces)

Worldwide 800 million people do not have access to clean water and 2.5 billion have nowhere safe and clean to go to the toilet. This results in the loss of 2,000 children every year due to easily prevented diarrheal diseases. (via WaterAid Provides Clean, Safe Water)

Most days start with crazy conversations with my son as I drive him to school. On those morning treks, all the important issues are covered, from superheroes to bullying, video games to sex education. His innocence curiosity and love for life are what start my days. I see so much wonder and love through his eyes that when I read 5.5 million children worldwide are victims of human trafficking my heart weeps for the childhoods lost. To picture my son forced into child prostitution or forced labor is heart wrenching.

For those wishing to avoid the commercialism of the holidays, hoping to give gifts with significance, assisting Maternity Worldwide may be the perfect solution. (via More Gift That Give Back - Maternity Worldwide)

Empowering women to create their own income is one of the surest ways to eliminate poverty. 1000 Shillings is working with six single mothers in the Namatala slum, Uganda, helping them earn capital for their own small businesses by making limited-edition products. (via More Gifts That Give Back - 1000 Shillings)

Did you know that more than 33.3 million people around the globe are living with HIV?  Or that more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have died from the virus?  Did you know that 50% of people living with HIV are women?

HIV and AIDS seems to have disappeared from the media, but awareness is still important.  This is why World Aids Day has been celebrated on December 1st since 1988.

(via Become Aware on World Aids Day)

The season of giving kicked into full gear on Friday.  Perhaps you were one of thousands waiting for the stores to open their doors at 1:00 a.m.  Or maybe you hunted for sales yesterday, with Cyber Sales Monday.  But did you know that today is a special day as well.

(via Gifts That Give Back with #GivingTuesday)

In 2009, Malala Yousafzai blogged for BBC, reporting on her life under Taliban rule, and promoting her views on girls’ education. She has appeared in a New York Times documentary, become chair of the District Child Assembly Swat, and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu. (via Celebrating Malala Yousafzai, A Brave Young Girl)

Building healthy habits in our children can often be derailed by holiday traditions. How do you get them off the sugar addiction and still take them trick-or-treating for Halloween? Using Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, you can not only avoid the piles and piles of sticky sweetness, but you can help your child become a force for change in the world. (via Be The Change - Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF)

(via Celebrate World Food Day With Oxfam) One thing that always seems to come up in discussions on healthy eating is its high cost. We make jokes about Whole Foods being “Whole Paycheck” and find ways to cut back on other expenses so we can buy pastured meats. We don’t often stop to consider that for millions, healthy options are not available. For millions, basic daily nutritional needs are not being met because of a broken food system.

(via Celebrate A Girl Near You - International Day Of The Girl)

Today, celebrate a girl near you.  Be her mentor, her protector, her friend.  Help her find her voice.  Show her how to speak out even when her voice shakes.