Emergency Action: We Need Your Help!

Dear Big Ocean Women, We have been made aware through our global networks and coalitions the need for action on a particular issue, the CDA230 (Communications Decency Act Section 230) in the current revision of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). We need your help!! CDA230 was the statute that allowed corporate officers of online …

Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi Shares Her favorite quote

Dayo shares thoughts about her favorite quote: Dayo said, “Here come some words from the writer, Henry David Thoreau: ‘If one advances confidently in the direction of his or her dreams,’ like I have today, ‘you will meet with success unexpectedly in the common hours of your life.’” “This is common?“ she asks. “No, it’s …

Just One Thing

Our internal compass doesn’t require handbooks and hours of training to operate. We needn’t navigate difficult trails. In fact, we may become lost in life if we try to take direction from every good impulse or idea that comes to us. After viewing a discussion by two very wise women, I decided to follow their …

October 2018 Board Message

The Ultimate Protection System I have been thinking a lot about this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s priority theme. It’s about social protection systems and special systems and infrastructure that can empower women and girls. From all my lived experiences, I have found no greater social protection system that empowers young …

10 Ways You Can Exercise Your Power to Stop Human Trafficking

 A major way that we can prevent trafficking is by reducing the vulnerability of individuals in our communities. Speaking about preventing sex trafficking, Rabbi Rachael Bregman emphasized that vulnerability comes from invisibility—we cannot let people be invisible. She said, “Smile at the people on the street as if you are you are seeing the face …