A Mother Heart: Voices From CSW – Caroline Hoglund, Women of Sweden and Haro, Part 1

When everyone around you is telling you that your children will be better off with someone else, when your community and your culture and your government encourage and even incentivize mothers to leave their children as early as possible, when the picture of what a family and what mothering is has become something up for…

A Thousand Points of Light: Voices from CSW – Princess Osita-Oleribe

Together We Move Forward On May 15th, the Paipe community in Abuja, Nigeria, gathered in the dusty street in front of the community school to celebrate the International Day of the Family. Princess Osita-Oleribe, director of the Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI), spoke to over 200 participants and celebrated with song and dance—an important…

A Thousand Points of Light: Voices from CSW – Betty Abah, CEE-HOPE

Imagine a neighborhood floating on water, where roads look like rivers, and where children play on vast bridges and verandas and rafts. Imagine a community where you take a boat to school, where you rely on water for employment, for transportation, for nourishment and sustenance. Makoko is a fishing village floating on the vast Lagos…

Big Ocean Women at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 2019

Big Ocean returned to New York this year to participate in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). We had 21 delegates including Big Ocean Leadership, women who are new to Big Ocean, and friends from partnering organizations. Everyone of our delegates has stories brimming over her soul. Some of those are already on…

March 2019 Board Message

Global Sisterhood By Lisa Bjornberg Queen Elizabeth II is credited with saying, “I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm, and their…