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We announced our new campaign at BlogHer Chicago at the BlogHer International Activists Panel! Join us for our monthly twitter parties with hashtag #Moms4MDGs to keep the conversation flowing about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)!
Back in April our Senior Editor, Purnima Ramakrishnan asked, “What if we keep writing about the MDGs?”, just after two rounds of twitter parties that we hosted for the Momentum 1000 campaign last April. The campaign made a lot of noise for good, while reminding the world there were only 1000 days left until the 2015 deadlines for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Purnima’s question led to more brainstorming, and here’s what we we launched in July:
World Moms Blog is organizing a global “walk around” the MDG’s called “World Moms Blog Speaks Out…Millennium Development Goals.” What is that?
Well, every month, for 8 months (1 per the 8 MDGs), one of our World Moms will answer the question, “Why is (the month’s MDG) important to me as a mother?”
Her post will be hosted by an organization’s web site that is working relentlessly, year-round toward that particular MDG. For example, our first post will run August 13th on the ONE Campaign’s site by our editor, Nicole Melancon, for MDG 1, to eradicate extreme poverty.
This project brings awareness to the MDGs and showcases an organization working toward an MDG goal per month. By sharing the post of the month, writing your own post about the campaign, joining the monthly twitter parties or carrying out each month’s action items when possible, together, we can make a difference!
And when the World Moms get together to chat…it’s always fun!
The next twitter party will take place on Tuesday, November 12th from 1-2pm EST, and later that day, another one at 9-10pm to accommodate time zones on MDG2! The hashtag is #Moms4MDGs, and we encourage all moms around the world to join in the discussion! This month’s topic is s child survival!
Haven’t been to a twitter party? You can do something as simple as tweet what the MDG of the month is, ask questions, share ideas and meet other people interested in the same global issues. What a great reason to join and come socialize with our World Moms!
How to come to the party: You can search for the hashtag to join in on twitter, or if you’re at your computer, go to www.tweetchat.com and enter the #Moms4MDGs hashtag to follow and participate in the thread!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Moms4MDGs.
(We are not being paid by any organization to work on this campaign. This service is part of our mission statement stated at the bottom of our site.)
Jennifer Burden is the Founder and Managing Editor of World Moms Blog, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Blog currently writes from over 20 countries, has over 50 bloggers, is a volunteer effort and was listed by Forbes Woman as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women 2012 and 2013.” Also in 2013, World Moms Blog was called a “must read” by the New York Times Motherlode.
Jennifer is the stay-at-home mother to two young girls, a UN Foundation’s Shot@LIfe campaign Champion, an advocate for #ONEMoms and the creator of the “GAVI Global Tea Party” advocating for life-saving vaccinations for children in the developing world. She was also a UN Foundation “Global Influencer Fellow” in 2013. Most recently, she has co created the #Moms4MDGs twitter campaign going on now to raise awareness on all 8 of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Her writing has been featured by Shot@Life, Huffington Post, ONE.org, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.