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 "Lisa Lightner"


Lack of clean water and sanitation also can mean denying access to education. Imagine for a minute that you have your period, and you don’t have a bathroom. Not only do you not have a bathroom, but not anything even closely resembling privacy. Can you imagine what that’s like? That is why millions of teen girls across the world do not go to school–merely because they have their periods and the whole thing is just humiliating without privacy. (via World Water Day 2013: Water is just the beginning)

Because when we raise the bar for just one of us, we raise the bar for all of us. (via Celebrate International Women’s Day~Join the Global Mom Relay!)

February 12 is our State of the Union address. In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Save the Children, together with Children’s Health Fund, Every Child Matters, First Focus, Harlem Children’s Zone and Share Our Strength, has launched a petition urging the Obama Administration and Congress to establish a National Commission on Children. The partner organizations will send their signed call for action to the White House prior to the President’s State of the Union address on Feb. 12. (via {call to action} contact legislators about the National Commission for Children)

So enters Kaboom, who wants to help our kids. And this month, they are having a contest. You can post photos of a playground you love for a chance to win some toys. (via Bring back play and playgrounds for children~with Kaboom)

Have you heard of Charity Miles? I haven’t until today, and now I’m somewhat motivated to get a smartphone. If you are not yet familiar with Charity Miles, it’s a free iPhone/Android app that enables people to earn money for charity when they walk, run or bike. And I think I’d look pretty silly running down the road with my tablet. (via Earn money for charity when you walk, run, or bike with @CharityMiles)

WaterAid is trying to change that and you can help. This Valentine’s Day, consider giving a family the gift of clean drinking water. (via Are you looking forward to summer?)

Surely you’ve heard the saying that you should drink 8 glasses of water each day to stay healthy, right? I don’t know if that’s actually true, if you really need to drink quite that much or if it’s just the overall message of staying hydrated. It’s really something we take for granted. (via Have you had your 8 glasses of water today?)

What is human trafficking? It’s essentially modern day slavery. Except it’s not the cute kind of slavery portrayed in some movies–you know, a jolly black woman happily cooks a nice southern meal for the family. Slavery isn’t like that. It’s being kidnapped, forced….sometimes parents are either so destitute and have so little value for their small girls that they sell their daughters into slavery.

(via Why this long time shopper and deal blogger is boycotting Black Friday and some big box stores {with blog linkup!})

When we value saving $100 on a video game or TV over human life and spending time with our family,

it’s time to take a step back and shift our priorities.

(via Help spread the word about Malala Day and access to education #IAmMalala)

Malala was prevented from going to school because Taliban ideologues favor discrimination against girls, believing girls’ education is an obscenity. As Malala recognized, discrimination takes many forms, some of which are close to exploitation. In Bangladesh, for example, girls of ten years of age are snatched out of schools to become child brides, denied their childhoods. Across the globe nearly 100,000 girls are conscripted as child soldiers, robbed of their childhoods, while millions of others are forced into child labor and either kept out of school entirely or made to sacrifice their full learning potential. Worldwide there are 115 million children that are not in school and instead are forced to do hard labor.