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  

9 people found this review helpful

I have served as Legislative Coordinator (lobbyist)of our Arizona NOW and as as Co-Coordinator (Co-president) of our SC/WV NOW chapter. As such, I have subscribed to Women's E-news to learn and share information about the status of women in the U.S. and world-wide and the efforts and activities of Women's E-News and other organizations to assist and support women as they seek opportunities to achieve the education and training that will allow them to acquire means and equity to improve improved quality of life for themselves and their families.

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

expanding my knowledge about the value of networking and sharing knowledge of the needs of women and how these needs are being met through the cooperation of and support by organizations like Women's E-News.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Women's eNews keeps my spirits up by letting me know of the many other women in the world helping others. They are a great group and should be recognized for all their assistance. Thank you for letting us tell our stories.

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

their ability to let us know what women are doing around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Women's eNews provides great articles that you won't see in other news outlets necessarily. Also, the top article arrives in your email inbox, if you want it to, so you don't have to go searching for the information. It helps me stay on top of important news for women. Fantastic job, Women's eNews!

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

reading what they produce.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Women's eNews is one of the rare breeds of news outlets that dares to cover the issues that women face and are not discussed elsewhere. Women's eNews actually covers breastfeeding as a woman's right, and for that I heartily applaud them. I have been a La Leche League leader and lactation consultant for over ten years. I have faced many of the obstacles new mothers encounter which effectively strip them of their right to breastfeed. As a longtime subscriber to Women's eNews, I wrote several letters to the editors explaining the plight of women who receive no breastfeeding help paid by insurance, and very little accurate information from the medical establishment. Some feminist news organizations that I approached felt that encouraging women to breastfeed might keep them at home. But Women's eNews courageously stepped into the void and gave breastfeeding activists a real voice. Thank you Women's eNews!

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

helping to give professionally reported breastfeeding information to others in my work, particularly information on black maternal health.

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

be aware that not all mothers want to go back to work and leave their children in day care--that many would like to work part time and have flexible work schedules

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

the astonishing things I learned about women all over the world

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

all really great and very motivated

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

expand into other languages, such as Spanish, and spend money on advertising which would further make the information available to women around the world

Ways to make it better...

well sometimes I find the style a little dry

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of capital

One thing I'd also say is that...

Women's eNews is the organization that brings amazing women all over the world together for their gala benefit 21 Leaders which leads to some equally amazing networking

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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7 people found this review helpful

There is no other website where I can get the kind of information Women's ENEWs gives regarding what is going on with women around the world. What women are doing, the successes and areas that still need a lot of work, support and help. The information is complete and thorough

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

that I can keep up with issues which I would not know about without Enews.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Women's ENews is a critical outlet for countless stories on issues affecting women around the globe. The mainstream media rarely has interest in (or is clueless to) women's lives as a vehicle for communicating the consequences of politics, climate change, culture, technology, and all the little things we humans consider daily life on Earth. Thank you, Women's ENews, for shining a bright, unwavering light on these women and their stories!

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

their daily news digest.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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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.

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

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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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!!

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

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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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.

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

Nothing directly

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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People who care about the human issues that particularly concern women will be delighted to discover Women's eNews. No other source provides more reliable and thought-provoking topics and information. Women and men will be enriched and empowered if they use eNews to inspire them in their daily work for a better world.

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

Helping me stay informed about human issues of particular interest to me.

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

Increase the number of reporters.

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

Getting the news and information I want to read in one place.

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

Not applicable.

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

Help readers become aware of the great things women are doing to make the world better and inspire readers to become part of the solution.

Ways to make it better...

More reporters, more stories.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Resources and more reporters.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We are so fortunate to have the inspiration and dedication eNews provides.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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