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  

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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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.

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: 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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for Women's eNews ! I look forward to getting the informative summary of the week's news re: women in my Inbox each week.

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

magically allocate $ to it! Unfortunately, I am unable to give much personally.

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?

2013

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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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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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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  

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...

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews helps me stay plugged into issues and organizations I care about but don't have the time to track individually. The friends who introduced me to this resource confirmed that the quality of the information meets my high standards.

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

I look for Women's eNews in my inbox each week.

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

Make the service an integral part of www.nasi.org, our organization's regular communications.

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