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: 4 stars  

I am a contract lobbyist for a variety of health and human services organizations in Pennsylvania. I read Women's eNews regularly and frequently forward it on to my clients. I also serve on the boards of the state Planned Parenthood and a local community health and wellness foundation. There are so few main stream media outlets that provide this kind of coverage. I always appreciate not only the information but the perspective. The international coverage serves to remind me of how much we have in this country and how important it is that all women in free countries be aware of the difficulties women in other less democratic countries face.

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

becoming more informed

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

Given them more resources to do their job, which is why I am filling out this questionnaire.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We.news has become for me one of the authentic sources of objective information on women's issues. Through We.news, I stay abreast of current issues in women's lives across the world. I have found information from We.news useful for teaching and research. Some of the stories of the experiences of women provide vivid illustration for my students interested in 'her story'.

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

The way it enables my students connect with women they do not know in other parts of the world

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

Ensure that it covers more stories from the African continent.

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

Inspirational and often upsetting. Every day--every single day Women's E-News has a story that makes me catch my breath a remind me that no matter how far we've come, how long the road is. Its not an occasional story slated in among celeb news and foreign dispatched -- it is day in and day out a barometer of women's lives and concerns across the world. Bravo.

As a professional journalist, I find it an extraordinary tool for keeping the compact between me and and all other women.

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It informs my work as a journalist and and as a female citizen.

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

Better graphics so it could compete with less newsworthy portals

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been active in breastfeeding support and advocacy for over 40 years. Things have changed a lot in the media's treatment of this topic in four decades, from a hush-hush attitude in the early days to headline exploitation for titillating the reader today. Women's eNews has been a refreshing change. They cover breastfeeding as the important women's issue it is. They mention breastfeeding when it is relevant in stories on other topics. No sensationalism, no proselytizing, just the facts, presented with respect. This, in taddition to their many other virtues (global viewpoint, coverage of "minority" news and views, Arabic language service, etc.) has made me a loyal reader and contributor.

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I have met reporters from Women's eNews at a couple of national conference. I was interviewed once, and I watched the way both reporters covered the territory, very efficiently tending to business, talking to a variety of participants. When I read their articles later, I thought they accurately presented what I had seen happening.

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

no changes...except increase their funding!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

There should be more attention to Women's enews because it tells the truth without hype or distorting the facts. The only time this happens is when the facts are not known by a respective author at any given time, who still does his or her best to record their stories as accurately as possible. Womens Enews is not just for women; no one can be disconnected from women, especially children. In other words, the topics covered in Womens enews are relevant to families and all populations whose lives women touch. I can't think of anyone this leaves out in terms of truthful and current journalism that's timely and as accurate as possible. The more exposure these issues get, the better.

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

Its accurate reports regarding women in the courts on both sides of the bench, the true stories of what goes on in our country's courtrooms is stranger than fiction. Regular news does not represent how women are regarded in the courts, by other women who either do not know the impact of their actions, or think they are untouchable.

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

Change the name or format so that its truth in journalism were better and more appropriately exposed.

 
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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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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  

I was a reporter and foreign correspondent for major media for more than 20 years, and wrote many stories about women's second-class status and abuses against them in many countries. These rarely received front-page play and were often cut or languished on hold for several weeks. WomensENews has made such dismissive treatment more or less impossible now by creating a steady drumbeat of compelling and well-researched news items about women's situation that editors cannot ignore or dismiss as isolated cases. The grim reality of too many women's lives is often ignored because it is such an integral part of daily reality. This is what WomensENews spotlights, making it impossible for the world to look away any longer.

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

Pointing out situations that demand attention from the public, from governments and from other journalists.

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

increase its budget so it could do more of what it does best, in other countries and in more places in the United States.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I think this website fits the general usage of people having interests on gender issues. It spreads diverse information, covering different regions, different topics, and different communities. Such contribution makes big difference to other members around the world, saying that activists would not only pay attention to First-World issues. This diversity also leads to a little bit chaos. It would be nice if the categorization( together with the arrangement that put categories at the top of it) can undergo some brain-storming.
Otherwise, I love the rich information it has provided me from the very first moment visiting this website. Thanks for the organization behind it.

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

website

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

hire web language specialized staffs.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Every day I read Women's eNews because every day they produce original reporting on issues that concern women. They cover topics and news that other media outlets tend to ignore, and in a world of male dominated news coverage and topics, Women's eNews is the best source for and about women.

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

My knowledge of important information and issues that affect women would not be even half of what it is without Women's eNews.

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

Make it possible for them to create more than one original piece of reporting per day.

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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They cover new and issues of importance to women. This is sadly so rare in the mainstream media.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

Womens's eNews provides current critical information about the condition of women throughout the world -- including the United States. The issues it addresses and draws attention to generally are those that should receive attention by mainstream media -- but do not. Sadly, issues that affect women -- and families -- are not given the attention that is needed if real-world conditions are to be addressed.
Bravo Women's eNews -- if only other forms/publishers of media wold follow their lead.

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

We have used some of the information reported by Women's eNews as a source for research and program development.

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

Help them secure additional funding.

 
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