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 has been a lifeline for me. I've worked with many different women's organizations that focus on news that is important to women and I can appreciate how difficult it is to find sources that offer unbiased information. WeN has worked as a filter, too, keeping out the barrage of sensationalist stories that can mislead and misinform.

It is crucial to the education and empowerment of women that resources like WeN are available and continue to offer alternatives to the glut of calculated and biased information that assaults us daily.

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

discussions sparked by topics about which I've learned through the articles and resources provided. WeN gives me a chance not only to keep myself up to date regarding the issues facing women all over the world, but it's given me context for how I fit in and helped inspire me to share my knowledge and creativity with others.

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

make it more available locally. Perhaps state chapters could address local women's issues for a greater sense of action and would empower more women to pay attention and take action.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

search engines

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

furthering my understanding and encouraging me to learn more and to use what I learn to create positive change.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews serves a unique and critical role--covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy. Mainstream media rarely covers these stories--but they are very important because they enhance women’s ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor. I myself eagerly await the arrival of every Women's eNews story in my inbox....because, for the most part, I can't read it elsewhere.Words DO have power--and in the case of Women's eNews, our stories resonant around the globe, empowering women to imagine their worlds differently, changed, in a word, improved. As we've seen in the Middle East, information couple with social media has the power to transform societies. Women's eNews is unique--reporting boldly, harnessing social media, and giving voice to voiceless.

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One of things that impresses me so much about Women's eNews is the leverage of the organization, given its size. It's impact is substantial, no matter what metric you use--staff size, budget size.... I like to be involved with organizations that have that kind of leverage--"fighting above their weight," if you will. The energy and passion behind the mission is inspirational.

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

lavish more money upon it! Simple put, Women's eNews needs more funding--with more funding, it could expand the breath and depth of it's news coverage around the globe.

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

I am an artists specialized in womens issues. My current project "Flor de Tierra, Homage to the Women of Juarez" was featured in Women's eNews.
I was also honored to be named one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century.
Women's eNews has provided invaluable support and is the most reliable source of information for news and women's issues.

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

Receiving their support.

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

Grow the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been receiving Women's e-News for almost a year. In its near-daily detailed stories, I learn more about the issues women face all over the world. The stories are personalized to show the impact these issues have, but are also linked to politics, feminism, psychology, sociology and cultural studies so that their context can be amplified. I feel more in touch with women around the world. This is imperative for me, as I am in the midst of writing a doctoral dissertation about cultural projections on women and the mythologies that build up around them. Thanks to Women's e-News, I am able to examine these ideas in light of the lives of women who face unbelievable challenges and who continually succeed under the mantle of gender oppression. Through these stories and the connections they have helped me make, I am reminded daily why I am doing the work that I do.

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

understanding the culurally varied experiences of women around the world, as well as coming to see the consistent threads that weave the truth of women's lives.

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

include more references for reading, organizations to contact, and suggestions for action at the end of the stories. There are usually references available, but I want to be able to reach out as much as I can in my work and Women's eNews is a great source for that.

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

I am new to Women's eNews on- line. That I found it, I'm not sure how. I am thrilled that it did.
I am a graduate of an unique program in Toronto, Canada. It is called the Assaulted Women and Children's Cousellor/Advocate Program. It trains women to work with women in the shelter system. I did work with women in shelters. I have also worked with many other marginalized populations of women in situations of poverty, homelessness, in conflict with the law, with issues with their children, with their partners, with gender issues and through all the sorts of violence, neglect and disrespect that our society and culture - Canadian and American - put so many of us through.
I have often felt unsupported and fatigued in the work.
In the last few years, I was having a difficult time finding ways to uplift and support myself in the on-going never-ending work needed to be done and to be done in so many arenas.
Your site which names the stuff to "Cheer" helps uplift and support me and my work.
Reading what other women are doing and succeeding doing uplifts and supports me and my work.
Thank you thank you thank you,
Cher
P.S. I, regularly, forward the newsletter to other women in the work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews is so important because it is one of the few organizations out there that caters specifically to helping women and minorities have a voice and learn about current events that matter to us. There is always a broad spectrum of different women writing for Women's eNews and therefore a broad spectrum of events is always covered. Topics that are both local and global are addressed and there's always something interesting from Women's eNews in my inbox, sometimes news I am learning about for the first time.

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

Using Women's Enews to learn about topics for university classes and for finding resources when writing my own articles.

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

Nada!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews covers stories about women that you can't find anywhere else. I enjoy reading about the women of the Middle East particularly and that is even more interesting given the current situation.

Women's eNews has also done a fabulous job of honoring women from around the world who have done extraordinary things to help women and girls. I have been privileged to attend two of these events and was so impressed

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

I was impressed at how recognition of the value of Women's eNews has grown. The first event I went to was a start; the last one was much, much bigger and I can only believe that it has grown since then. Women's eNews has tremendous impact on their readers. I think people have found the stories so inspiring and impactful that they decide they want to do more to help.

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

I enjoy it the way it is and I don't know very much about how it is organized. Rita Henley Jensen, the founder and chief editor, had a vision that she has carried through with great impact.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

It's good to see articles that affect women in the workplace, in the home and the community, read the stories and find out more on how to help bring change to ourselves and the communities and workplaces we are in. As a Canadian, I still find many of these issues relevant for me, though unable of course to write govt reps in the US.

I would like to see more articles on ageism, as I feel here in Canada at least that this is a very strong mindset especially with companies hiring young people with very little experience to handle positions of responsibility and importance without the background and maturity to objectively assess candidates who are older than 35 or even to work with colleagues who are ten to twenty years older than them. This is not just my own personal experience, but I've listened to and heard of number of men and women express the same opinion.

Good luck. Enjoy your articles thought don't necessarily read all of them.

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

I volunteer with older people and for a political party here locally.

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

No comment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's enews entirely lives up to their mission statement, and is a very valueable service

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

enhanced self confidence and solidarity as a, and with, women all over the world

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

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great resource - and the only resource of its kind - to focus on reporting news that matters to women. Like Public Radio, Women's eNews serves an essential function and I'm grateful for it!

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

The TrendSight Group

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