Bringing Men to the Table

Centuries ago among the Igbo people in Nigeria, women had a level of autonomy not experienced today. Amaka Akudinobi, who is an Igbo woman, associates the shift in women’s status with the British coming into Nigeria and instilling their values on the people there. Through the nineteenth century, certain aspects of European ideology were integrated …

Big Ocean Women at the United Nations 2018

Annual attendance at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has been a major part of Big Ocean’s work since the organization was founded. Our aim is to connect with like-minded and like-hearted women in an interfaith and global effort to support one another and to defend faith, family, and motherhood. Since …

Meet Big Ocean: Jennette Jenkins

On any warm morning almost year-round, you could possibly find Jennette Jenkins hiking in the hills around Gilbert, Arizona. Jennette loves to be outside, and describes herself as athletic and enthusiastic. “I feel like I was blessed with a strong body, and I try to take advantage of that. I play basketball several times a …

April 2018 Board Message

A delegation of Big Ocean women attended the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in March. We gathered information, made new contacts, and interviewed women from around the world who are impacting their communities in positive ways. We are excited to share with members and cottage leaders over the coming months. …

CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Big Ocean Origins and Tenets

CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Dina Alexander of Educate Empower Kids, Using Tech For Good

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CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Women of the World, Worldwide Declaration of Mothers

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CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Dance by Kanani Horito

CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

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CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Karyn Denny, Rural Navajo Farmer

CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Alicia Moulton, Beekeeping and Women

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Big Ocean UN CSW Youth Delegation 2018

These women are not very old, but they are jumping into Big Ocean, adding their waves of goodness and excitement. Each of them has already been active in a local cottage. The group will be part of the delegation to represent us at CSW (Conference on the Status of Women) at the United Nations in …

Clarisse Mefotso Fall, African Hope Committee

While standing in line at CSW61, we met Clarisse Mefotso Fall and her group from African Hope Committee. This incredible organization seeks to help mainly immigrant women coming from Africa to assimilate into the US. Originally from Cameroon, Clarisse came to New York to study Health Education. She spent 5 years working as a health educator before …