WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
"Having lost my paper, had a price put on my life, and been made an exile from home for hinting at the truth, I felt I owed it to myself and to my race to tell the whole truth now that I was where I could do so freely."
-Ida B. Wells, Documenter of Lynchings, 1892
A past place of safety for Wells is a current stop on our women's history walking tour of downtown New York City. And today Women's eNews is proud to offer female journalists a safe place to tell the whole truth to an international audience of change-makers.
In 2013, we had over 840,000 unique visitors and over 1.4 million page views. We have received more than 40 awards for our journalism. Our news is available free to the public on our website and via email subscription service. And with registered subscribers who are activists, educators, policy makers and world leaders, Women's eNews sets the news agenda for conventional media.
Each day, Women's eNews honors the women who set the precedent for the work our team is privileged to do by continuing their legacy. While we have certainly enjoyed great successes since Wells' struggles more than a century ago, it is evident that there is still much work to be done in the United States and around the world.
Women's eNews is up to the challenge:
Freelancer Anna Limontas-Salisbury has produced a three-part series on the difficulties Wisconsin parents face within an often indifferent or ineffectual child welfare system. She also filed a piece from Sierra Leone about the limited care available for those with breast cancer.
Editorial Intern Crystal Lewis is continuing our reporting on the growing rate of maternal mortality in the United States, with special emphasis on the even higher rates among African American women and Latinas.
This week, staff reporter Hajer Naili reported Syria War Shatters Maternal Care, Mothers' Health. Naili was part of the team that produced the 2013/2014 multimedia special series Collateral Damage Syria: Women and Girls Fleeing Violence on the lives of the female refugees who escape Syria for Jordan.
Women's eNews provides a powerful, international platform for women--from the Midwest to the Middle East and from New York to New Delhi--to tell their whole truth to a global audience, creating greater opportunities for change.
Please donate to Women's eNews now--and be a part of great change.
With deepest appreciation,
Rita Henley Jensen
Editor in Chief