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.
This Friday, March 22, is World Water Day – a day delegated by the United Nations to recognize the importance and need of safe water around the world. In honor of this important day, I am thrilled to be working with the Global Team of 200 and WaterAid to help raise awareness of the desperate need for safe drinking water and sanitation around the world. Safe water and sanitation transforms lives and is one of the keys to bringing people out of poverty. (via Coming together for World Water Day, Friday March 22 | Thirdeyemom)
A year after that trip to Guatemala, my life has changed immensely. I have gone from a person who simply read the tragic stories about women around the world, to someone who is trying my absolute hardest to advocate for them and make change. My eyes have been opened to the struggles and challenges that so many women face daily around the world. The inequality, abuse, rape, honor killing, workload, lack of education, lack of access to health care and degrading status of girls and women in society, is utterly heartbreaking. I no longer can be that American women standing still and doing nothing. I’ve decided that I’ve got to act. It is a life-long journey that may not change the world. However, if I can help just help one girl or woman live a life of dignity and respect than it will be worth it. (via Being Half the Sky | Thirdeyemom)
Can you imagine living a life without access to clean water or sanitation? Something as basic yet critical as clean water and access to a toilet is a luxury that many people around the world in developing nations simply don’t have.
Nearly no place in the world is untouched by human trafficking. Furthermore human trafficking can occur within and outside of international borders occurring in a variety of industries ranging from sex trade, to forced child labor and child soldiers. Oftentimes the victims are kidnapped against their will or inadvertently taken from their families who believe their children are going away to get an eduction where in reality they are being sold into a life of servitude and slavery inside a brothel. (via Human Trafficking and stopping the unthinkable | Thirdeyemom)
The REAL Awards will be a way to honor, respect and appreciate the amazing difference that Frontline Health Care workers are achieving both in the United States and around the World. Some of the fabulous Frontline Health Care Workers in developing nations have already been honored. Now it is time to read the stories behind the inspiring health care workers in the United States and vote. (via Vote today for the REAL Awards honoring Frontline Health Care Workers | Thirdeyemom)
Fortunately NGO’s such as World Food Programme (WFP) is there to help. The WFP has worked alongside the UNHCR (The United Nation’s Refugee Arm) to provide a regular supply of food to the families. While UNHCR is distributing such necessary supplies as blankets for fuel and cooking, the WFP has been supplying “dry rations” over the winter months that refugees can cook themselves. The Dry rations include rice, bulgur, wheat, yellow split peas, sugar and salt, which are provided along with a daily allotment of bread. (via The Crisis in Syria and how you can help | Thirdeyemom)
What I like so much about 1000 Shillings is that not only does it empower women to earn a living and support their family, but it also gives them a voice. 1000 Shillings aims invites each woman artisian to tell the story behind her life and how 1000 Shillings has impacted her and her family. It is a powerful way to improve lives. (via Gifts that give back: 1000 Shillings | Thirdeyemom)