Women's eNews

Rating: 4.76 stars   150 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 6 Barclay Street 6th Floor New York NY 10007 USA

Mission: Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and creating significant social impact through its work and collaborations: The competitive advantage of Women’s eNews lies in its unique combination of three functions: 1. Serious Reporting: Women’s eNews conducts high quality journalism on serious issues that are of particular concern to women. 2. Original Coverage of Under reported Issues: Women’s eNews publishes original reporting on issues ignored by other media. Women’s eNews articles are frequently reprinted by other news outlets and feminist blogs and websites, and often catalyze social action and additional reporting by other organizations. 3. Global Scope: Women’s eNews reports on issues affecting women in the United States and around the world, and its Arabic site is aimed specifically at women in the Middle East. Women’s eNews also hires freelancer reporters from across the globe and provides them high quality editing so that they may clearly, concisely and fairly tell the stories from the perspective of those living the issues.
Results: Women’s eNews has undoubtedly had a significant social impact, directly and indirectly affecting the lives of millions of people by providing coverage of important issues largely ignored by conventional media. At a more nuanced level, the organization currently creates impact in the following ways: • Women’s eNews helps set the news agenda for conventional media; • Women’s eNews impacts opinion leaders and policymakers; • Women’s eNews is a resource and catalyst for rights organizations and activists; • Women’s eNews uncovers injustices, draws attention to issues, disseminates information, and empowers readers; • Women’s eNews helps foster, train, and support the career development of new journalists with a focus on social justice and women’s rights; • Women’s eNews raises the profiles and supports the leadership development of its 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.
Target demographics: put women in the headlines and the bylines of news media
Geographic areas served: nearly every country across the globe
Programs: Black Maternal Health, a long running investigative series exploring the health disparities that exists for Black moms in America; Women and Poverty, a long running investigative series bringing life-bias for women economically to light; Arabic Women's eNews, an Arabic language sister site providing news and commentary for Arabic speaking women and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, an annual leadership gala and program to support and celebrate those investing in women and girls.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's Enews is a news service for the 21rst century. The number and variety of differing perspectives given voice in this venue is unparalleled. The issues covered range from the most prominent to the most intimate. Although war and politics affect everyone, and both are given adequate space in Women's Enews, readers are also exposed to all sorts of other news, such as the creative and positive works being done by individuals and groups all over the world, and the seemingly hopeless and certainly unglamorous situations many of our contemporary humans are forced to exist in. So many aspects of life that normally go unnoticed in the traditional news format are a large part of the coverage in Women's Enews.

Also of primary significance for me: the Women aspect of Women's Enews is as much about the way news is presented - through thoughtful, nuanced and empathetic voices - as it is about the topics themselves.

In my opinion, the fact that a news service like this exists bodes positive for the future of humanity, in terms of our heightened awareness, compassion and universal equality.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a bigger budget.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

Women's eNews is my go-to news service regarding women's issues around the globe. Their no-nonsense approach and up to the minute stories keep me informed and ready for action. They are surely a "GREAT nonprofit" that deserves to be recognized.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Streamline their website to be more engaging.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

The work that women's enews does both on a women's rights level and as a professional news organization is so valuable to women's rights that I wish more people will recognize them on the same level as other well known news organizations. I applaud them for their hard work and the strides they continue to make for human rights around the world.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews is an outlet for critical stories about women's rights that don't get a hearing in mainstream media. As a writer, I turn to Women's eNews to publish articles bearing essential truths about human rights and the lived experiences of women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. With polished writing and clear editing, Women's eNews is able to uncork, again and again, the thick glass bottle that otherwise muffles women's needs and concerns in our society today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it a ton of money to expand its ability to financially support investigative journalism.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews is a necessary tool for survival for women in today's world. It enables its readers to keep on top of essential developments in and for women's lives and offers assistance to those who need it. It is intelligent, thoughtful, and a critical addition to keeping informed daily.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a university professor whose fields are history and women's Studies, and the co-author of a college level textbook introducing women's Studies, I find women's enews extremely helpful in keeping up to date across a myriad of breaking stories related to women around the world and in the USA. It gives useful summaries of events, thoughtful analysis of their importance, and calls attention to women's important across the globe. Without it, keeping in touch with these matters would be much more difficult. I applaud the way it is conducted and wish it a long future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in trying to write about women trans-nationally in terms of all the factors that impinge on their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have nothing to suggest

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Women's enews provides quality in-depth stories about women and the issues most dear to us. I regularly refer my college classes to the news site to explore stories related to our corse material. I also like my students to see examples of excellent writing from a feminist perspective. Students learn from women's enews how to perform a critical analysis of an issue keeping women and girls at the center of the story as is so rarely done in other media. I had the pleasure of taking two classes to New York and the editor, Rita Jensen, was so generous with the time she spent with the classes discussing the inner workings of a non-profit and how to get involved with social justice for a career. What an inspiring leader!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Women's eNews is an excellent source of up to date information on a wide range of issues affecting women such as human rights, sustainable development and social development. I check it constantly for research purposes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing that I can think of.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

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2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a unique high quality publication about women's issues around the world. Many thanks!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Women's ENews was the first publication to pay me a decent wage for my writing. At a time when most publications, even reputed national ones, were shameless in asking writers to write for free, or for "prestige," my editors at Women's ENews paid me a competitive rate that encouraged me to report and write about subjects that were important. The editing was superlative. By nurturing writers and collaborating with them, Women's Enews is setting high standards for journalism.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would take away the advertising on their website which is distracting.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 4 stars  

Women's eNews is a constant source of inspiration and action to me. The protection of women and children has been a concern in my family for 5 generations, and we are moved to act. Women's eNews is one of the few things in the world that gets me to get my wallet out and put my money where my mouth is. Their reporting on international problems concerning women and children is superb, timely and, especially important, always gives us a cue to action. Now, more than ever, those of us who deeply care about women and children's welfare have to do more than "tsk, tsk" and Women's eNews helps us take a moment from a crazy-busy profession and make a personal difference. Thank goodness for this excellent source of news and inspiration. It touches me every day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Activate more women who care to step up and donate to causes that are personal to them. They do an awesome job, but not all of us can stop what we're doing and run out to volunteer. But we can throw money at it. That should continue to be their tag-line. We need to find more media outlets to get the message out. Not everybody is computer-literate

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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