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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Journalism

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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149 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Women's Enews is a news service for the 21rst century. The number and variety of differing perspectives given voice in this venue is unparalleled. The issues covered range from the most prominent to the most intimate. Although war and politics affect everyone, and both are given adequate space in Women's Enews, readers are also exposed to all sorts of other news, such as the creative and positive works being done by individuals and groups all over the world, and the seemingly hopeless and certainly unglamorous situations many of our contemporary humans are forced to exist in. So many aspects of life that normally go unnoticed in the traditional news format are a large part of the coverage in Women's Enews.

Also of primary significance for me: the Women aspect of Women's Enews is as much about the way news is presented - through thoughtful, nuanced and empathetic voices - as it is about the topics themselves.

In my opinion, the fact that a news service like this exists bodes positive for the future of humanity, in terms of our heightened awareness, compassion and universal equality.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women's eNews is an outlet for critical stories about women's rights that don't get a hearing in mainstream media. As a writer, I turn to Women's eNews to publish articles bearing essential truths about human rights and the lived experiences of women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. With polished writing and clear editing, Women's eNews is able to uncork, again and again, the thick glass bottle that otherwise muffles women's needs and concerns in our society today.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women's enews provides quality in-depth stories about women and the issues most dear to us. I regularly refer my college classes to the news site to explore stories related to our corse material. I also like my students to see examples of excellent writing from a feminist perspective. Students learn from women's enews how to perform a critical analysis of an issue keeping women and girls at the center of the story as is so rarely done in other media. I had the pleasure of taking two classes to New York and the editor, Rita Jensen, was so generous with the time she spent with the classes discussing the inner workings of a non-profit and how to get involved with social justice for a career. What an inspiring leader!

2 Sharon112

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Women's eNews is an excellent source of up to date information on a wide range of issues affecting women such as human rights, sustainable development and social development. I check it constantly for research purposes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a unique high quality publication about women's issues around the world. Many thanks!

1 Shahnaz H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Women's ENews was the first publication to pay me a decent wage for my writing. At a time when most publications, even reputed national ones, were shameless in asking writers to write for free, or for "prestige," my editors at Women's ENews paid me a competitive rate that encouraged me to report and write about subjects that were important. The editing was superlative. By nurturing writers and collaborating with them, Women's Enews is setting high standards for journalism.

Marianne12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women's eNews is an incredibly important resource. It is so refreshing to hear WOMEN'S perspectives on various issues since the issues and/or the perspectives of women, especially with regard to how to empower women globally, are so rarely heard in mainstream media. I'm especially excited about the new focus on issues of importance to girls' and the plan to publish girls' writing. Go Rita and team!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I give money to womens enews because its work is a vital outlet for reporting on issues that are too often missing from mainstream media. I also love that they have a strong presence in the Arab world, for reporting by and about women in that region. Information is key in helping women connect and see alternatives to patterns that hold women back.

Donor

Rating: 5

Women's eNews publishes powerful stories and commentary about women's issues around the world that are often not covered in other news media. I especially like the new Teen Voices section which features article by and about young women. Thank you!

Maureen30

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a researcher, author and lawyer, I count on Womens eNews DAILY over all the other news sources in the world. I don't know how they do it! Please never stop! Maureen Fitzgerald, Canada

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

BlueGull

Donor

Rating: 5

This group publishes news stories about women and affecting women all over the world, which help clear the view for what is happening, what isn't, what is changing, and where our involvement may make a difference. Without information, no progress is made - this organization spreads the information, and supports women and women journalists many places in the world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Stories, particularly international ones, which would never be published in standard news outlets are covered, giving readers a much better idea of what is going on and to/by whom, in the world. I am often brought up short with a story, where something I had never thought of is described and discussed. It actually encourages me, to see these corners of what is completely dim and featureless in main media. I really appreciate their information!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

People don't talk about domestic violence in NY's diverse Muslim communities any more than they do in other communities. But for more than five years, Turning Point for Women and Families has been a visible presence at Pakistan Day and other parades, at mosques, and community events letting women know that there is a place they can turn for help in their home language. Perhaps I most admire the work talented youth organizers do each week with the girls group. And girls and young women from around the city go to TP's Mecca to Manhattan workshops in the spring, learning public speaking and a range of other empowering skills.

Its Women's History Month events are always packed, and the annual mother/daughter picnic is a fun and moving moment in TP's calendar.

I've learned first hand from women who have navigated horrible home situations that the dv support is vital.

Board Member

Rating: 4

My name is Shafiqa Habibi executive director of the New Afghanistan Association,
NAWA.

NAWA was established on January 1999, and it is a cultural and educational organization with limited personnel but supreme achievements and follows the following goals:
** Afghan society specially women and girls knowledge upgrading through educational, cultural programs and capacity building.
** Provision and advocacy for Afghan society especially women and girls to participate in country reconstruction process through:
- Conducting literacy (Fast learning Program) for illiterate girls and young women.
-Training journalism programs for women and girls, holding information, cultural programs, workshops, seminars. By women journalist center, which has more then 100 active women journalists members in Kabul and provinces media,
-Radio &TV programs to aware, research analysis of human rights, women rights, gender equality, violence against women civil society, and advocacy for justice, which is produced in
Hareer production studio belong to NAWA,then broadcasted by afghan media,

NAWA received several televised projects from donors ,one of the best project was :
The of SILENT VOICE OF WAR VICTIMES through TV programs that had been implemented successfully by NAWA. and for the first time many victims participated in TV programs, and they did not afraid from War Lords in Afghanistan : In one of the TV programs, an old woman (Zia Gul) said: “In Soviet war I lost my two sons and one brother and one of my son‘s became disable and my husband ‘s feet are paralyzed. Now she doesn’t have the ability to find food for her disable son and husband.”
Another war victim Ms. Sayed Begum from Kapesa province said: “In Soviet wars our house was hit by a racket my husband, son and daughter died. Another son was working in cultivated field that suddenly a bullet was fired to his heart and he died. Her third son is missing and her fourth son has mental problems

The New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA) thinks that, These kinds of TV programs were not broadcasted from any TV network yet so this is very important way to solve these problems by raising war victims voice and explaining their pains, sorrows by themselves through TV programs .First Each program had Message or correspondence of Transitional justice for war victims and government will pay attention to this tragedy and second thing is that charitable Foundations and benevolent people will help these miserable victims.

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In one of the survey ,people gave me the address of a house that all of its members were war victims there was a young girl that her tow hands, and a boy that his tow legs were cut by an explosion in their house. The girl ate and write with her feet. You can watch their images in You Tube.


For helping these families I Shafiqa Habibi joint to Afghanistan Social Foundation
.This Foundation is supporting them and giving them some amount of money every month which is helping these war victims to live.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

As many of us are aware, most news media outlets do feature female writers, do not cover stories on women and in general not serve women. What makes Women's eNews so extraordinary is the website covers international women's issues that would otherwise be not accessible while providing bold perspectives that are often missing in mainstream media. Women's eNews reporting is not only engaging but offers an unparalleled breadth and depth offering more than just english speaking women the chance to learn. Their Arabic website which translates Women's eNews articles into Arabic as well as produce original content in Arabic also offers a voice and education to women across the world which is something entirely unique. I am an avid reader and supporter of Women's eNews and am happy to recommend and rate them very highly!

Donor

Rating: 5

Women's eNews publishes stories of particular interest to women in a unique way -- news for women reported and edited by women. There's no other publication quite like it. The online newspaper gives women a reliable place to get information they may not find anywhere else. And women's voices have a place to be heard and seen -- all because Women's eNews is doing a fantastic job. It's a wonderful place for women writers, editors, photographers and multimedia (video) journalists to tell women's stories -- and to showcase their talents (and get paid for their work).

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Lisa S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Women eNews is indespensable for our work here at the American Bar Association Commission on Women.

For each of our business meetings, we put together a compilation of news articles regarding women's issues called "Food for Thought." It's an invaluable resource for our members and sometimes an article will help dictate what our next project is or help support an ongoing initiative, such as most recently, pay discrimination and the Equal Pay Act, for which we lobbied Congress. Many of the articles we include come from Women eNews. While our work primarily focuses on issues professional women face in the work place, it's important for us to have a wide view of women in the world. And that is what Women eNews offers us.

Thank you. Keep up the great work and keep those articles coming!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was invited to Women's eNews Organization for a film viewing and a seminar on women's issues. Upon arriving I did not know what to expect. The staff at the organization treated me as if they knew me for a lifetime. They were extremely professional and their concern on women's issues is phenomenal. What I love most about the organization is - they know how important it is for our voices to be heard in the US and all over the world. I like the fact of women not being ignored. The Women's eNews Organization brings us to the forefront!

The seminar was also wonderful - the knowledge shared that day is invaluable - it gave detailed facts and helped me look at the bigger picuture. No other organization has ever done such a great job.

Without a doubt, Women's eNews deserves the highest respect for the love and passion that is shown in the work they do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Women's eNews has been wonderful in providing information on issues that are important to women around the world. I particularly like getting information directly from women in other countries, as I have little access to such information elsewhere. Also, I like the essays and articles on issues in the United States, as Women' eNews provides analysis on topics with a focus on women and girls that I cannot find in the mainstream press.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

I have to give this organization a poor review. I made a donation to the organization and attended a few events with Women's eNews. I am a writer in the city and a number of individuals that I know wrote pieces for the magazine. The stories I heard about the treatments of writers was horrendous, extremely late payments from the administration, disrespect from the President. I was wary but continued to investigate as it was an organization that I wanted to support. I later found out that the treatment of the writers extended to interns and staff as well, having heard a poor report from a past employee. All in all, I was disappointed at the management of Women's eNews, and found I could no longer support them with my dollars.

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