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

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

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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.

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!!!

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

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a contract lobbyist for a variety of health and human services organizations in Pennsylvania. I read Women's eNews regularly and frequently forward it on to my clients. I also serve on the boards of the state Planned Parenthood and a local community health and wellness foundation. There are so few main stream media outlets that provide this kind of coverage. I always appreciate not only the information but the perspective. The international coverage serves to remind me of how much we have in this country and how important it is that all women in free countries be aware of the difficulties women in other less democratic countries face.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

We.news has become for me one of the authentic sources of objective information on women's issues. Through We.news, I stay abreast of current issues in women's lives across the world. I have found information from We.news useful for teaching and research. Some of the stories of the experiences of women provide vivid illustration for my students interested in 'her story'.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Inspirational and often upsetting. Every day--every single day Women's E-News has a story that makes me catch my breath a remind me that no matter how far we've come, how long the road is. Its not an occasional story slated in among celeb news and foreign dispatched -- it is day in and day out a barometer of women's lives and concerns across the world. Bravo.

As a professional journalist, I find it an extraordinary tool for keeping the compact between me and and all other women.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been active in breastfeeding support and advocacy for over 40 years. Things have changed a lot in the media's treatment of this topic in four decades, from a hush-hush attitude in the early days to headline exploitation for titillating the reader today. Women's eNews has been a refreshing change. They cover breastfeeding as the important women's issue it is. They mention breastfeeding when it is relevant in stories on other topics. No sensationalism, no proselytizing, just the facts, presented with respect. This, in taddition to their many other virtues (global viewpoint, coverage of "minority" news and views, Arabic language service, etc.) has made me a loyal reader and contributor.

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jmiller

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

There should be more attention to Women's enews because it tells the truth without hype or distorting the facts. The only time this happens is when the facts are not known by a respective author at any given time, who still does his or her best to record their stories as accurately as possible. Womens Enews is not just for women; no one can be disconnected from women, especially children. In other words, the topics covered in Womens enews are relevant to families and all populations whose lives women touch. I can't think of anyone this leaves out in terms of truthful and current journalism that's timely and as accurate as possible. The more exposure these issues get, the better.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I think this website fits the general usage of people having interests on gender issues. It spreads diverse information, covering different regions, different topics, and different communities. Such contribution makes big difference to other members around the world, saying that activists would not only pay attention to First-World issues. This diversity also leads to a little bit chaos. It would be nice if the categorization( together with the arrangement that put categories at the top of it) can undergo some brain-storming.
Otherwise, I love the rich information it has provided me from the very first moment visiting this website. Thanks for the organization behind it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Every day I read Women's eNews because every day they produce original reporting on issues that concern women. They cover topics and news that other media outlets tend to ignore, and in a world of male dominated news coverage and topics, Women's eNews is the best source for and about women.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Womens's eNews provides current critical information about the condition of women throughout the world -- including the United States. The issues it addresses and draws attention to generally are those that should receive attention by mainstream media -- but do not. Sadly, issues that affect women -- and families -- are not given the attention that is needed if real-world conditions are to be addressed.
Bravo Women's eNews -- if only other forms/publishers of media wold follow their lead.

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