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  

7 people found this review helpful

Women's ENews is where I go when I want to read about women's issues around the world, reported with accuracy and humanity. Unlike the condescension in most of mainstream media when writing about women in the developing world, Women's ENews stories go beyond the surface. Partly this is because they draw writers from international backgrounds, but it is also because of excellent editing -- editors who gather news from multiple sources and angles and are ready to question their own assumptions.

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As a writer, I enjoyed the process of working with them enormously. (I also value the fact that they make it a point to pay writers and interns -- even in a publishing culture where writers are the bottom of the barrel and interns are invisible slaves.)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

there commitment and dedication to improving the quality of reporting on women's issues.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

terrific people with a sense of humor and a collaborative approach to work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Revamp their website, go deeper and broader with the reporting they do, and become more visible in the media world.

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2008-11-01

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Women's eNews provides guidance for me in my philanthropic activities and contributions.It is my unique source of information about the trends in the lives of women through out the world. Stories are succinct, clear & provides information I seldom see elsewhere.

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Being constantly surprised at how little information about important events & trends in women's lives are provided by other media.

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About every week

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2010-5-01

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Rita Henley Jensen, the Editor in Chief, is the dynamic leader of this international organization. The operation has a big presence because of Rita's ability to touch base with anyone, anywhere. By the sheer force of her will, she has created an online news source that tells the stories of women in all corners of the world. When I came to Women's eNews the Arabic site had just begun and a past recipient of 21 Leaders included Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai. And that does not begin scratch the surface of the Women's eNews' global influence. I highly recommend your contribution to this organization.

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2008-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Women's eNews brings to the surface issues affecting women and compelling stories that illuminate the challenges women and girls face in many cultures. The information, and the high-level rendering of the articles that appear daily, simply do not exist in any other forum.

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For my part, the opportunity to explore the relationship of women and girls to the media the portray them was fantastic. I received considerable reader feedback about the value of the column.

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2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

As a professional journalist, I found Womens ENews to be a breath of fresh air. They gave me the green light to write about important (and often ignored) stories that impact women's lives. They're willing to explore issues that other publications won't, and when it comes to editing, they don't miss a thing. They are passionate about offering thoroughly vetted, quality reporting. It's a joy to write for them, and its so vital that they exist.

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my own reporting, and reading their other stories.

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About every six months

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2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

The true value of Women's eNews is it provides a different perspective on events around the world. This isn't the sort of perspective you're going to find in the New York Times or the Washington Post or your local paper. I highly recommend reading Women's eNews. They do an excellent job!!

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I think it's important to have access to a broad source of media outlets -- that enables me to learn more about the world in which I live. Women's eNews is a valuable part of my news gathering.

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2010-5-01

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Woman’s e-news is important for woman worldwide. You are getting our message out, This is very important. We, as women, need a voice and You make a difference, for women's equality. Women's e-news both informs and inspires me. It is important to see the steady and relentless efforts worldwide to help turn the tide of oppression and lack of awareness of the status of women. The event that I held was intended to wake up the public of the inequality of the genders that is still prevalent in today’s art world. It went very well. Passerby’s loved my sculpture “Tree”. I hope that this will make a difference when it comes to women being able to exhibit their sculptures in public places. I am asking for your help to make the changes happen. All the best to you and your wonderful E-News! Thank you. Carole Feuerman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carole Feuerman’s Sculpture “Tree” to be Photographed on the Corner of 23rd Street & 5th Avenue at 12:00 pm May 21, 2010 This Friday, May 21, at 12:00 pm, New York-based artist Carole Feuerman will have a showing of her sculpture, Tree, which will be placed next to the Antony Gormley’s nude bronze figure. Viewers will be able to see Feuerman’s version of “Eve and Adam” in Madison Square Park on the corner of 23rd Street and 5th Avenue. Tree, 2009, Oil and Resin, 62” x 16” x 12” Courtesy of Jim Kempner Fine Art photo: Ellen Page Wilson For the past thirty years, Feuerman has consistently encountered obstacles when exhibiting her sensual artwork. After being admonished by several public institutions, including three museums, for trying to exhibit her nude female figures. The institutions, suggesting that her work was inappropriate for public display, have similarly allowed for male nude figures to exist on their premise. This double standard, for which many public art institutions are known for, is meant to be highlighted with the temporary showing of Tree next to Gormley’s nude male figure from his current exhibit, Event Horizon. Feuerman hopes that this temporary showing, inspired by her personal and professional experiences as a female artist, will serve as a platform to address women’s issues in art and society. She states that this installation is not about either artist or their individual intentions, but more about the landscapes open to men in society and not to women. A recipient of the Peabody Award, the Betty Parson Sculpture Award and the Medici Awards, Carole Feuerman’s sculpture has been in museum exhibitions and galleries throughout the world. Past solo exhibitions include a retrospective at the Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas in 2008; By the Sea, curated by John T. Spike at the Pavilion Paradiso at the Venice Biennale; and a one person show at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Carole A. Feuerman: Reality Check at Sculpturesite Gallery, CA; Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960’s at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; and an upcoming retrospective at the El Paso Museum of Art in El Paso, TX. Feuerman’s work can also be found in the permanent collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; Grounds for Sculpture; The Atlantic Foundation; Fort Lauderdale Art Museum; President Mikhail S. Gorbachov Foundation; The Malcolm Forbes Magazine Collection; President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Dr. Henry Kissinger. For more information visit www.feuerman-studios.com or feuermansculpture.blogspot.com. Carole A. Feuerman | 28 West 27th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001 | 212.213.4988 Carole Feuerman is acknowledged as one of the world’s prominent hyper-realist sculptors. Among the notable honors Feuerman has received are the Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Award in sculpture, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize at the 2001 Biennale di Firenze, and First Prize at the 2008 Beijing Biennale. Her work is in collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, the Absolute Art Collection, and Forbes Magazine. Public collections include The Amarillo Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Bass Museum, The Tampa Museum, The Boca Raton Museum, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Miami Children's Museum, Queensborough Community College Art Museum, Brandeis University, and Grounds For Sculpture. This decade alone has seen Feuerman honored with prominent solo exhibitions, inclusion in prestigious shows around the world, and numerous publications. Her work was featured in “An American Odyssey, 1945/1980: Debating Modernism,” a survey including over a hundred works and seen in Spain and New York in 2004. The following year she was given a comprehensive one-person show, entitled “Resin to Bronze Topographies,” at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. In 2007 Feuerman's solo exhibition, “By the Sea,” appeared at the Pavilion Paradiso in connection with the Biennale di Venezia, followed by a solo show, “Lust & Desire,” at the art-st.-urban sculpture center outside Luzern, Switzerland. The following year, besides recognition in both the Third International Beijing Biennale and in the same city’s Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, Feuerman mounted a solo show, “La Scultura incontra la realta,” at Florence’s Moretti Fine Art, and was included in Venice’s OPEN International Sculpture Exhibition. At the end of 2008, Feuerman’s retrospective, “Silence-Passion-Expression,” opened at the Amarillo Art Museum in Texas, which has been nominated by the AISEI for the best Monographic Exhibition for 2008-2009. Her next retrospective will be in August 2010 at the El Paso Museum of Art. In 2009 Feuerman showcased in a solo outdoor exhibition along with Etruscan sculpture at the Archeological Museum in Fiesole, Italy; had a solo exhibition, “Swimmers, Bathers, Nudes,” at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York; and was included in “Art and Illusion: Masterpieces of trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present” at the Palazzo Strozzi. This past January saw her Monumental Shower included in “intimacy!” a new exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Ahlen in Germany. This spring and summer will also find Feuerman at Art Beijing, Art Chicago, Art Amsterdam, the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, and Pulse Art Basel. Finally, just published by Hudson Hills Press this February 2010, is the second edition of Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture, written by Eleanor Munro and David Finn, the latest in a long string of publications and catalogues going back more than thirty years. -Peter Frank 28 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, Room 488 New York, NY 10001, USA www.Feuerman-Studios.com carole@carolefeuerman.com phone & fax: 1-212-213-4988

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Womensenews is a vital link to readers all over the globe, particularly in the developing world. Women thre need to know how to improve their circumstances and the site can help them find a way. A vital information source for women everywhere.

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I have used my long journalism background to help the site communicate better with its readers.

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2010-4-01

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On the road to women's equality and parity Women's e-news both informs and inspires me as a general member of the public. It is gratifying to see the journalists' determination to keep women's news available and it is gratifying to see the steady and relentless efforts world wide to help turn the tide of oppression and lack of awareness of the status of women. by being informed others are informed and by being inspired the wake is bigger.

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As a reader and writer, I rely on womensenews to teach me something I would otherwise not know. I also rely on womensenews as an outlet for articles I want to write. Because the editors care deeply about women and girls, topics that get short shrift in other publications and websites can find a home here. It's invaluable

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educating women and girls about things that matter.

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2010-1-01

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