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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.

Community Stories

149 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WomensENews provides me with information and inspiration in a way that no other organization does. The general media tends to ignore the wide world of so called women's issues - which in fact affect the health and wellbeing not only of women, but of families and communities. Educating women raises the socio-economic level of the whole community. Understanding women's issues around the globe is crucial to developing a humane and sustainable world.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We work for women's rights and I consider Woman's ENews to be an indispensable tool on a daily basis. They are always correct re their articles and I think they deserve support. There are very few if any similar sources of women's news.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love Women's Enews. It is my only source for breaking news and local stories that really focuses on women in a systematic and thorough way. Women's Enews is dogged about finding news relevant to the plight of women. I especially love their Jeers and Cheers section.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professor I often urged my women's studies students to subscribe to ENEWS - they would discuss what they learned with animation. Women's ENEWS brings stories not found elsewhere to many.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

No one covers women's rights, feminist history and other issues -- with the stories told in women's voices -- the way that Women's eNews does.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've published a dozen books on the history of American women, and Women's E-News does an excellent job of keeping me current. I read it every day and often file the weekly summary for future chronologies. Unlike much of what is on the internet, it is absolutely reliable information -- and on the rare occasions when they make a mistake, they correct it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women's Enews is a vital part of exploring and keeping up-to-date about the rapidly-changing world of women, both those in the news and the vasr majority in the world who are in a daily struggle, trying to make their lives and their children's lives better. It is a realisitc but hopeful commentary on our world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I read Women's ENews to stay on top of news and issues affecting women in the United States and around the world. I often assign articles from Women's ENews to the students in my Intro to Women's Studies classes so that they can see how the issues we're studying affect women globally. The emphasis on women's empowerment (women's movements and organizations that are making a difference in the quality of women's lives all around the world) is something that my students find inspiring. I also appreciate the commentary for providing new perspectives on important issues. Women's ENews presents all this with sympathy and respect for the women it covers, and with the recognition that women matter. It's one of very few media resources that puts women's issues and concerns at the center.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women's ENews is an invaluable tool for introducing students to the reality of the news worthy presence of women in the world. Too few college students read any news, so making classes subscribe to WEN creates a good center of gravity, and provides concrete examples of the many themes/concepts developed in women's studies classes. Women's Enews is, in my opinion, the MOST classroom friendly feminist media source.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Women's eNews provides guidance for me in my philanthropic activities and contributions.It is my unique source of information about the trends in the lives of women through out the world. Stories are succinct, clear & provides information I seldom see elsewhere.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

Rita Henley Jensen, the Editor in Chief, is the dynamic leader of this international organization. The operation has a big presence because of Rita's ability to touch base with anyone, anywhere. By the sheer force of her will, she has created an online news source that tells the stories of women in all corners of the world. When I came to Women's eNews the Arabic site had just begun and a past recipient of 21 Leaders included Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai. And that does not begin scratch the surface of the Women's eNews' global influence. I highly recommend your contribution to this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Women's eNews brings to the surface issues affecting women and compelling stories that illuminate the challenges women and girls face in many cultures. The information, and the high-level rendering of the articles that appear daily, simply do not exist in any other forum.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional journalist, I found Womens ENews to be a breath of fresh air. They gave me the green light to write about important (and often ignored) stories that impact women's lives. They're willing to explore issues that other publications won't, and when it comes to editing, they don't miss a thing. They are passionate about offering thoroughly vetted, quality reporting. It's a joy to write for them, and its so vital that they exist.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Woman’s e-news is important for woman worldwide. You are getting our message out, This is very important. We, as women, need a voice and You make a difference, for women's equality. Women's e-news both informs and inspires me. It is important to see the steady and relentless efforts worldwide to help turn the tide of oppression and lack of awareness of the status of women. The event that I held was intended to wake up the public of the inequality of the genders that is still prevalent in today’s art world. It went very well. Passerby’s loved my sculpture “Tree”. I hope that this will make a difference when it comes to women being able to exhibit their sculptures in public places. I am asking for your help to make the changes happen. All the best to you and your wonderful E-News! Thank you. Carole Feuerman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carole Feuerman’s Sculpture “Tree” to be Photographed on the Corner of 23rd Street & 5th Avenue at 12:00 pm May 21, 2010 This Friday, May 21, at 12:00 pm, New York-based artist Carole Feuerman will have a showing of her sculpture, Tree, which will be placed next to the Antony Gormley’s nude bronze figure. Viewers will be able to see Feuerman’s version of “Eve and Adam” in Madison Square Park on the corner of 23rd Street and 5th Avenue. Tree, 2009, Oil and Resin, 62” x 16” x 12” Courtesy of Jim Kempner Fine Art photo: Ellen Page Wilson For the past thirty years, Feuerman has consistently encountered obstacles when exhibiting her sensual artwork. After being admonished by several public institutions, including three museums, for trying to exhibit her nude female figures. The institutions, suggesting that her work was inappropriate for public display, have similarly allowed for male nude figures to exist on their premise. This double standard, for which many public art institutions are known for, is meant to be highlighted with the temporary showing of Tree next to Gormley’s nude male figure from his current exhibit, Event Horizon. Feuerman hopes that this temporary showing, inspired by her personal and professional experiences as a female artist, will serve as a platform to address women’s issues in art and society. She states that this installation is not about either artist or their individual intentions, but more about the landscapes open to men in society and not to women. A recipient of the Peabody Award, the Betty Parson Sculpture Award and the Medici Awards, Carole Feuerman’s sculpture has been in museum exhibitions and galleries throughout the world. Past solo exhibitions include a retrospective at the Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas in 2008; By the Sea, curated by John T. Spike at the Pavilion Paradiso at the Venice Biennale; and a one person show at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Carole A. Feuerman: Reality Check at Sculpturesite Gallery, CA; Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960’s at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; and an upcoming retrospective at the El Paso Museum of Art in El Paso, TX. Feuerman’s work can also be found in the permanent collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; Grounds for Sculpture; The Atlantic Foundation; Fort Lauderdale Art Museum; President Mikhail S. Gorbachov Foundation; The Malcolm Forbes Magazine Collection; President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Dr. Henry Kissinger. For more information visit www.feuerman-studios.com or feuermansculpture.blogspot.com. Carole A. Feuerman | 28 West 27th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001 | 212.213.4988 Carole Feuerman is acknowledged as one of the world’s prominent hyper-realist sculptors. Among the notable honors Feuerman has received are the Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Award in sculpture, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize at the 2001 Biennale di Firenze, and First Prize at the 2008 Beijing Biennale. Her work is in collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, the Absolute Art Collection, and Forbes Magazine. Public collections include The Amarillo Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Bass Museum, The Tampa Museum, The Boca Raton Museum, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Miami Children's Museum, Queensborough Community College Art Museum, Brandeis University, and Grounds For Sculpture. This decade alone has seen Feuerman honored with prominent solo exhibitions, inclusion in prestigious shows around the world, and numerous publications. Her work was featured in “An American Odyssey, 1945/1980: Debating Modernism,” a survey including over a hundred works and seen in Spain and New York in 2004. The following year she was given a comprehensive one-person show, entitled “Resin to Bronze Topographies,” at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. In 2007 Feuerman's solo exhibition, “By the Sea,” appeared at the Pavilion Paradiso in connection with the Biennale di Venezia, followed by a solo show, “Lust & Desire,” at the art-st.-urban sculpture center outside Luzern, Switzerland. The following year, besides recognition in both the Third International Beijing Biennale and in the same city’s Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, Feuerman mounted a solo show, “La Scultura incontra la realta,” at Florence’s Moretti Fine Art, and was included in Venice’s OPEN International Sculpture Exhibition. At the end of 2008, Feuerman’s retrospective, “Silence-Passion-Expression,” opened at the Amarillo Art Museum in Texas, which has been nominated by the AISEI for the best Monographic Exhibition for 2008-2009. Her next retrospective will be in August 2010 at the El Paso Museum of Art. In 2009 Feuerman showcased in a solo outdoor exhibition along with Etruscan sculpture at the Archeological Museum in Fiesole, Italy; had a solo exhibition, “Swimmers, Bathers, Nudes,” at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York; and was included in “Art and Illusion: Masterpieces of trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present” at the Palazzo Strozzi. This past January saw her Monumental Shower included in “intimacy!” a new exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Ahlen in Germany. This spring and summer will also find Feuerman at Art Beijing, Art Chicago, Art Amsterdam, the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, and Pulse Art Basel. Finally, just published by Hudson Hills Press this February 2010, is the second edition of Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture, written by Eleanor Munro and David Finn, the latest in a long string of publications and catalogues going back more than thirty years. -Peter Frank 28 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, Room 488 New York, NY 10001, USA www.Feuerman-Studios.com carole@carolefeuerman.com phone & fax: 1-212-213-4988

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Womensenews is a vital link to readers all over the globe, particularly in the developing world. Women thre need to know how to improve their circumstances and the site can help them find a way. A vital information source for women everywhere.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a reader and writer, I rely on womensenews to teach me something I would otherwise not know. I also rely on womensenews as an outlet for articles I want to write. Because the editors care deeply about women and girls, topics that get short shrift in other publications and websites can find a home here. It's invaluable

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been subscribing to Wemen's ENews for many years. It is my daily dose of feminist news from all over the world. I generally only have time to read one or two news articles a day and the email I get from them is #1 on that short list. I often bring stories from WEN into my classes (I'm a professor of Sociology), and email articles to students and colleagues. I have seen this organization improve their communications, their website, and the scope of their coverage for years now, and have been consistently impressed. I do not have current suggestions for improvement!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women's eNews has been my go-to news agency to find accurate, informative, out-of-the-norm news about women. I love the Cheers and Jeers and the opinions. Best of all, I can easily find the information I am seeking. Keep up the good work.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

As a correspondent for Women's eNews, I was able to bring stories to readers around the world that other publications weren't interested in--stories about female genital mutilation and how it crossed cultures from Africa to Europe, how immigration into Europe affected women's rights for the better, and sometimes for the worse, etc. These are important stories, and without Women's eNews, there would be no way to tell them. Women's eNews demands high quality journalism and allows not shortcuts, something which puts it well above most of the other news outlets. There's no fluff, no beauty and lipstick, just issues that affect women and their lives. Women's eNews makes us proud to be women as people, and people as women, because are able to share our strength and strengths among each other.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with undocumented immigrants all day long, especially women whose husbands have been deported. One raises six children alone. She was beaten by a her brother, the same one who beat her sister. They formed a "commune" -- my congregation was able to help. Sometimes I get very, very down. There are too many women in too much trouble. Reading Women's ENews keeps me connected to the trouble -- and our collective hope.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women's ENews is a vital source of information for me and for my community of gender experts. I work on gender and sustainable development and use the network to keep myself upto date with their excellent daily bulletins on all issues topical. I often share some of the information with colleagues and friends to keep us all updated on international news regarding women, their successes and challenges

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I ENDORSE WOMEN'S ENEWS AS A CONTENDER FOR THE AWARD OF A TOP RATE NONPROFIT ORGANISATION WHO PROFILES ETHNIC WOMEN'S GENDER ISSUES! PEFI KINGI, MATAKAU VAGAHAU NIUE

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Donor

Rating: 4

I read Women's eNews every day. As a Gender Studies educator, Women's eNews keeps me up to date on what is happening to/for/by women every day, and I am truly grateful for this service. That's why I donate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't stress highly enough the importance of Women's ENews. There is so little that focuses on the lives, concerns and achievements of women. Women's lives have become a kind of "lost world" both in history and in the world today. Women's ENews goes some way to righting that balance so that we are able to gain more perspective in our personal and public lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Finding Women's eNews opened the door to a whole new world for me. Having a news organization focused solely on covering the vastly under-reported stories of women around the world brings a level of awareness and knowledge into my life that I can't get anywhere else. It is also encouraging to know Women's eNews supports young journalists and seeks out new voices to continue this tradition of women-centered news. I especially enjoy the global perspective.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a columnist-activist, I have found womensenews reports extremely interesting as well as informative, and have benefited from being on their listserv.I have mentioned wemensenwes during my presentations on and off campus, and in writing my papers for various feminist conferences worldwide. I have been receiving their reports for at least four years, regularly.