by Kristin Putnam
Every March, the United Nations hosts the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW is a two-week-long series of events dedicated to all advocacy issues surrounding the women of the world and the girl child. For a number of years, WOOMB International has sent a small team of women to represent the Billings Ovulation Method at CSW.
Last year, I was given the opportunity to join this team, and last March I found myself in New York City with five other amazing women, ready to share the news that every woman ought to hear. Many of you supported our team through prayers and financial contribution. Thank you!
Sharing the beauty of the Billings Ovulation Method and its capacity for true empowerment with women from all over the world was an amazing experience. I was surprised at the openness and interest of everyone I spoke with, even those with wildly different ideologies. I was able to have fruitful conversations with many non-governmental organizations (NGOs), but most notably, I was given specific favor with NGOs from Nigeria. One of these groups is the Umuada Igbo in Nigeria and Diaspora (https://umuadaigbonigeria.com/ ). After talking with me last year, they became very interested in incorporating the Billings Method into the work they do for the women they serve. I was asked to speak at one of their events last year and am still working with them to get women trained to share Billings with the women they serve. They have also asked me to speak at their event again!
This year, our team will be graced with a 7th member: my very own 6-month-old girl child. Many groups verbally uphold the importance of motherhood, but in reality, so many pit motherhood against success. I look forward to the living witness that my youngest daughter and I will be able to be as we emphasize the beauty of understanding one's fertility.
As we prepare for another CSW, I am once again writing to ask for your help. Traveling to New York for a week and staying in Manhattan are not exactly inexpensive. All of us on the team are volunteers and share the cost of our events and advertising, and we all pay our own airfare, lodging, and food costs. Would you consider giving to help us bring the Billings Method to the women of the world's leaders and influencers?
I also ask for your prayers for our team. Pray for our events, conversations, and networking opportunities. Pray for wisdom and eloquence to speak the truth in a way that women of all philosophies may be able to hear and accept.
Thank you all so much! To give financially, follow this link:
To read more about my trip last year, follow this link:
I plan tweet live updates while I am in New York as well. Keep up with the team by following me on twitter: @nfpaware
BOMA-USA provides education and training for The Billings Ovulation Method® which is a natural method of fertility management that teaches you to recognize the body's natural signs of fertility.