February 22, 2011
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.
Ways to make it better...
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.
Professional with expertise in this field & I read and use stories from WomensENews in my work.
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