Every Child Deserves to be Healthy and Safe
.@IMKristenBell kicks off the #GlobalMoms Relay w/ her video post. Share this post to support families. #JNJ
We Wish Every Child Had a Family That Cares
In honor of #NursesWeek, our #GlobalMoms post is from nurse @MelodyButler & @dennisogbe. #JNJ
How My Mother Created the Space for Me to Lead
The first leader I ever met was my mother. Her life is a series of sacrifices that society often writes-off and disguises as the necessary duties of any woman. At 19, my mother left her own family and moved to Canada, a country where she didn’t know the language, or the people. By my age, now 26, she had lost a daughter, and she had me, her seventh...
What Does It Take to be “Lucky”?
Moms can give their kids a brighter future by supporting the #globalgoals. #GlobalMoms #JNJ
Why Our Children Need Us to Rally for Change
.@zoesaldana: "I want my boys to grow up happy, healthy & have the opportunity to be the “best” at something." #GlobalMoms #JNJ
6 Reasons to Invest in Children’s Heath and Education
6 reasons to invest in children's health & education. RT this story to support #GlobalMoms #JNJ #UNFGEC
Inside the Lives of Syrian Refugee Girls and Women
For the United Nations, Syria is the biggest humanitarian crisis today. As it enters its fifth year, the humanitarian impact in and around Syria remains overwhelming. It has placed 12.2 million people in need of aid, internally displaced 7.6 million people and caused 3.9 million Syrians to flee to neighboring countries.
Jennifer Lopez: We Can Empower Our Children Together
If I had a wish for every child, it would be that they have access to healthcare, education and most of all love. I want every child to be healthy, educated, safe and empowered. We have the ability to achieve these goals if we all come together to fight this fight. Together we are very powerful.
A Mother’s Love Lasts Generations
My nana experienced three heart-breaking miscarriages and gave up on the possibility of bearing a child with her husband. Desperate to be parents they began the adoption process in Hartford Connecticut. My mother, Patricia Ann was born June 3rd 1948, minutes before or after her twin sister Priscilla Margaret – no one remembers who came first. In...
Why Does Education Matter? Ask These Global Teen Girls!
Not all girls have the chance to go to school. Equal access to education for girls is a human right, and also the pathway to achieving progress in all other areas. Worldwide, 62 million girls are not in school.
All Children Deserve Equal Access to Education
My wish for every child, everywhere, is to have equal access to high quality education and safe spaces to grow and learn. As a mother of teenage girls, I am particularly passionate about girls’ education.
Speak Up and Speak Out: Girls Can Make Change Too
Growing up in Uganda, many girls face challenges. For example, girls will leave school because of menstruation. In homes, there are challenges because of gender. At home girls have to do the domestic work, they don’t have to go to school. They just (get told they) need to be married and do housework, and that affects their education. It hurts me so...
Lady Gaga’s Mom On Empowering Youth, Inspiring Kindness
As a mom, it is difficult to watch your child struggle. Sometimes, the obstacles they face are physical. But the mental and emotional challenges are just as heartbreaking and frustrating to witness.
Queen Rania: Refugee Children Deserve Better
Imagine you are six years old, four feet tall and too young to truly know what’s going on. Your childhood soundtrack has been the drumbeat of distant bomb blasts. One day your mother tells you you’re going away, somewhere safe.
I Wish Every Child Had Freedom to Dream
Growing up surrounded by a menagerie of cats, dogs, bantams, horses, and rescued wildlife, I learned to love our beautiful environment and how we must strive to preserve it. As a child, I happily spent all day riding ponies through the gorgeous countryside of rural Herefordshire, England. That sense of freedom was (and still is) one of the things that...
What Being a Mom Has Taught Me About Food
One thing that initially surprised me about motherhood was how much time, energy and care is required to feed my baby. I know this might sound naïve, but before James, I had no idea what a big deal it was to keep a little one fed. Minutes after I gave birth, a nurse placed James in my arms and told me that he was hungry. This great responsibility,...
How My Mother Laura Bush Raised Me to Care for Global Families
I come from a long line of strong women. My mom has the unbelievable gift of quiet grace. When I was a teenager, she noticed how much I adored children: how my face lit when I was in a room with them, how my voice softened. So she gently, subtly took me to a place called The Austin Children's Shelter, a home for kids who are abused or neglected. She...
It Took Seeing My Infant Daughter in a NICU
UNICEF's Ethiopia office team share the tragedies of the current drought and ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
Amidst a Drought, a Routine Service Saves Lives
Sitting on the steps of the Arara Kidanemeheret Health Post in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, Belay Munaye is nursing her one-year-old twins while waiting to receive their monthly food support. She named her twin boys Tarik and Misgan, meaning ‘history made’ and ‘thankfulness’ to remind herself of the miracle of twin birth and her gratefulness...
Actress Nia Long Takes a Stand for Healthy, Safe Children
I grew up in South Central Los Angeles and I remember what it was like to feel unsafe. Often times I would come home from school to an empty house. My mother was a single mom, a city bus driver, and worked late hours. Gang violence was a sad reality and drug deals were regularly made on the corner near the park I walked through to get home. I would...
Why I Fight for Refugees
Thon Moses Chol is a former "Lost Boy" from South Sudan who was resettled to the United States in 2000. When the war in Sudan reached Mr. Chol's village in 1987, he was forced to flee alone and fend for himself at an early age. After years of treacherous travel between Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya, Mr. Chol was finally resettled as an unaccompanied refugee...
No Child Should Die From a Mosquito Bite
I have been a professional athlete for years now, but nothing has been more important to me than making sure I inspire the next generation of children to know that they have the power to make a difference in the world. What I wish for every child, everywhere is the opportunity to know they can make a difference. We get so caught up by the great problems...
Paying Fatherhood Forward
If you have seven kids, you either really, really love being a father, or you’re trying to acquire your own basketball team the old-fashioned way. If you’re Allan Houston, it’s both. Houston’s love and basketball story starts with his parents. His father, Wade, was part of the first class of African American basketball signees at the University...
How Our Collective Action Can Change the World
For the first time in history, individuals have the tools and the platforms needed to react and respond to our governments. Social media has given us a way to discuss the issues that matter the most to us. When we stand together, the impact is significant. Policies are enacted, change can take place. Which is why your participation in the Global Moms...
Patricia Arquette: My Dream of a More Equal World
.@PattyArquette kicks off the #GlobalMoms Relay w/ "My Dream of a More Equal World” http://wp.me/p5igvr-8Xo via @GlobalMomsChall
Jaha Dukureh is the founder of Safe Hands for Girls which is a non-profit organization set up in 2013 working to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM), while supporting survivors. Jaha is the lead campaigner against female genital mutilation in the U.S. Jaha successfully lobbied President Obama and the Department...
Olutosin's @WorldPulse story spreads hope for healthy moms. Share & #JNJ gives! #GlobalMoms
Jennifer Garner: the kind of world I want for my children by 2030 #globalmoms #jnj
Every girl and woman should be in charge of her future: @Kathy_Calvin #globalmoms #jnj
Jennifer & Lynda Lopez
Sisters & mothers @JLo & @LyndaLopez08 try to always come from a place of love! #globalmoms #jnj
"There’s Always Something We Can Do To Help" @RachelZoe #globalmoms #jnj
Kristin van Ogtrop
"Motherhood and Brotherhood" @RealSimple @kvanogtrop shares! You tweet & #jnj gives! #globalmoms
A polio survivor's wish: Vaccinations for all children. SHARE: #GlobalMoms Relay & #jnj gives!
Why do mothers need to love themselves? Find out! RT & #jnj gives #GlobalMoms @RosiePope
[PHOTO ESSAY] Share Amanda Peet's trip to Kenya for #GlobalMoms relay & #jnj gives! @shotatlife
Raising #changemakers! @Jo_Frost, parenting expert, joins #GlobalMoms Relay. Share & #JNJ gives!
When you share @sherylsandberg's hopes for her family and the world by 2030, #jnj gives!
2 mothers + 1 special need child= 1 family built on love & commitment @denicemtorres #globalmoms
Every child has the right to be happy healthy protected & loved -- @carylstern #jnj #globalmoms
Tesfaye Simireta and Endale Engida
What does it take to save a newborn? @unicefethiopia shares #GlobalMoms #jnj@unicefusa
Finding Connections with All Mothers Everywhere @nayarivera shares on the #globalMoms relay #jnj
From La Vida Loca to Fatherhood: @ricky_martin shares his vision for 2030 #GlobalMoms #jnj
By 2030, every girl should have the right to become a mother when she's ready #GlobalMoms #jnj
People lovin' people @ps22chorus sings for a better brighter future. RT & #JNJ gives #GlobalMoms
From high #fashion to fatherhood @NigelBarker shares on the #GlobalMoms Relay Share & #JNJ gives
Inside the State of the World's Fathers Report @promundo_us shares on the #GlobalMoms Relay #JNJ
Genevieve Roth & Celia Buckman
Genevieve Roth is Glamour's Senior Special Projects Director. She focuses on Glamour's signature event, Women of the Year, as well as editorial partnerships and cross-platform projects. Previously, Roth wrote and consulted internationally; reporting everywhere from Burma to India and serving as Features Director of Marie Claire Australia. Before that,...
Never underestimate the power of girls @GirlUp Director @MelissaGirlUp explains why #GlobalMoms
Girl Up Teens
6 Crazy Smart Lessons from a High School Sophomore @GirlUp teen advisor shares #GlobalMoms #JNJ
The World They Deserve: Join The Global Moms Relay @ariannahuff explains why #GlobalMoms #JNJ
How One Mother Changed My World
Lynda Lopez is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and mother. Jennifer Lopez is an actress, music artist, tv and film producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother.
Sisters, Jennifer and Lynda became moms around the same time, six years ago. As mothers, both Jennifer and Lynda have a deep routed passion and determination...
Strength, Resilience and Selflessness: A Mother’s Love is Universal
How the love and sacrifice on a mother changes families forever by @haroon. Share today's #globalmoms relay.
My Mom Was All We Needed To Overcome Every Obstacle
Ana Roca Castro is a social entrepreneur and the CEO of PreK12 Plaza; The first multicultural education platform dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap among children of recent immigrants and at-risk students. She is also the founder of Latinos in Social Media #Latism, the largest organization of Latino professionals engaged in social media....
How Helping Teen Mothers Changed My Life
Esmeralda lives in Caracas, Venezuela with her family. She is a former employee of Johnson & Johnson, where she worked for over 30 years as a Professional Marketing Manager and Educational Representative in charge of programs for mothers and health professionals. Esmeralda’s passion for working with vulnerable communities began when she joined the...
A Life-Saving Tip, From One Mother to Another
How mothers from Nigeria to London helped save a friend. Share @ToyinSaraki's #globalmoms relay post. 1share=$1
My Mother Always Told Me Inaction Is Not an Option
.@PhumzileUNWomen share's her #mom's legacy as a #changemaker for women & girls. Read & SHARE=$1 for #globalmoms
I View Mothers With Awe
Dr. Mitch Besser of @M2MTweets & @AnnieLennox share story of extraordinary moms! 1SHARE=$1 #globalmoms
How My Step-Mom and Mother-in-Law Inspire Me
How My Step-Mom @Janefonda & Mother-in-Law @patpaley Inspire Me: @LauraSeydel today's #globalmoms relay post #jnj
Girls Who Dream Become Women With Vision
TODAY Her Majesty @QueenRania joins the #GlobalMoms Relay! Read & SHARE her post to help #jnj #investingirls >>
Always Start With The Girl
Always start with the girl ~Maria & Alexandra Eitel for #globalmoms relay. 1share=$1 from #JNJ to @GirlUp.
Bring Every Good Thing To Our Children
Insights from her mother: @MelindaGates joins #globalmoms relay w/ @Kathy_Calvin today. Share & #JNJ gives!
Motherhood is a Woman’s Greatest Challenge
As a businesswoman @AngelicaFuentes opens up about work, life, balance & the challenges of being a mom. SHARE #jnj
Mothers Give Possibility And Hope
.@gimmemotalk's mom told her there were no obstacles she couldn't overcome. #JNJ gives $1/share to @girlup #globalmoms
Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms in the Most Beautiful Way
Watch these @GirlUp teens surprise their moms in the most beautiful way! Share the #globalmoms relay #jnj
Women And Girls Are The Power and Potential For Positive Change
Women And Girls Are The Power And Potential For Positive Change #jnj #globalmoms relay with @patpaley and @kathy_calvin
Learning from Strong Women
Learning from Strong Women: meet the amazing @NigelBarker, his grandmother, mom and wife for #globalmoms relay #jnj
Mothers Are Warriors
Mothers Are Warriors: SHARE today's #globalmoms relay post @VictoriaJustice & #jnj will donate to @GirlUp!
The Universal Truths of Motherhood
#Globalmoms @elenasonnino @IlinaP @ccylevin on universal truths of #motherhood. Share & #jnj donates @shotatlife!
When Moms Get Out Front
SHARE "When Moms Get Out Front" by @KelseyWirth1 for #GlobalMoms Relay & #jnj will make a difference:
Protect – Nurture – Love: The Shared Stories of Women
.@AnneGeddesTweet shares beautiful images of inspirational women for #GlobalMoms Relay:
Congo’s Hero Women: Creating a Different Future
Neema Namadamu was born in a remote tribal region of Itombwe, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Stricken with polio at the age of two, Neema has been an advocate for change for most of life, starting in the 11th grade when she began a weekly, one-hour radio program raising awareness for persons with disabilities. Neema was the second woman from...
Every Child’s Wishes and Dreams Matter
Amanda Peet has been a passionate advocate of vaccines for children for years. “It’s proven- vaccines are life-saving. I can’t imagine my daughters not reaching major milestones because of a preventable disease like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles or polio. No mother should have to imagine that,” said Peet. “We know vaccines work and for only...
Motherhoood Traditions From Around the World
On the air, Jennifer Borget is a freelance news reporter and anchor. Off the air, she's is a wife and mother documenting her life in extraordinary ways, and inspiring others to do the same. She documents her journey through making and raising babies on BabyMakingMachine.com.
The Things You Can Do As One Person
What one person can do! @cindi_leive writes for the #globalmoms relay today! SHARE and #jnj donates to @ShotAtLife!
Send Me A Baby Girl
#Globalmoms Relay @AudreyMcClelland asked her Nana for a #babygirl. So beautiful! SHARE #jnj will give to @shotatlife
My Mother, The Angel; My Mother, The Warrior
"People are always calling my mom an angel, but I think she's a warrior." - @momastery #globalmoms #jnj
My Mother Taught Me Hurdles Are Jumpable
Deborra-lee Furness is an internationally acclaimed actress as well as a passionate supporter of children and defender of their human rights across the globe. It is her passion that children all over the world be given every chance to live a fulfilled and joyous life and achieve their full potential.
Deborra-lee is Patron of the Lighthouse...
Raising Citizens of The World
Helen Clark has remained a fixture on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful Women since her election as Prime Minister of her native New Zealand in 1999, coming in at 21 this year. She had already served as a member of Parliament for 18 years before being elected an impressive three times as Prime Minister, serving for nine years. Her time as...
We Are All Ordinary, and We Are All Superheroes
Kristin van Ogtrop is Managing Editor of Time Inc.'s award-winning lifestyle brand Real Simple. In addition to leading the monthly magazine, van Ogtrop oversees all brand extensions, which have grown to include a robust website with unique, daily content; tablet editions; popular special issues, including Real Simple Family and Real Simple Weddings;...
Raising Our Voices: Join the Global Moms Relay
Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012,...