Special Announcement


Mosaic was the printed version of WBFN monthly pubication sent to all members; it was discontinued in 2013. Should you be interested pdf versions are made available to our members in our archives.

Relocating, Rebuilding or Reinventing?

Date: January 02, 2018
When we moved to DC two years ago, another journey began for me—a personal one, Luciana Corrêa

Mimi Relocates to Washington

Mimi moves to DC
Date: October 23, 2017
We have created Mimi, a fictional spouse from a French-speaking country in Africa, whose relocation story we will follow online as she negotiates the many challenges of any real spouse/partner. We join Mimi before she leaves for Washington DC.

After the Move: how to confront the blues

After the move image of community putting hands together on a grass
Date: May 01, 2017
The boxes are unpacked, the house is functional, your partner has started her/his new job, and you have…nothing to do. Loneliness is prowling. The city is unfamiliar, and you don’t feel you belong here. Binge-watching TV shows suddenly seems like a comfortable life plan.

The Concern of Two Members for Yemen (Updated...

Yemen appeal illustration.
Date: May 01, 2017
“The ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.  As of March 2017, an estimated 17 million Yemenis (about 60 percent of the total population) are estimated food insecure and a further 7 million severely food insecure.”

What I have gained from the WBFN

What I gain image
Date: February 01, 2017
Four months ago, I moved with my family from Italy to US, and it has been a REALLY big challenge. I am a program manager and was working full-time for an engineering company in Rome, when in July 2016 my wife received an appointment letter from the WBG and we decided that moving to the US could also be a good opportunity for me and our 2 year-old...

Thoughts from the Executive Committee's...

Illustration for mens' thoughts on Executive Committee
Date: December 01, 2016
​Christian Fonseca and Philippe Ruellan are currently on the Executive Committee (Philippe was just voted on) of the WBFN, which means they have a leadership role in the organization. We asked Christian and Philippe to share their thoughts on the place of men in the WBFN.