Wednesday, March 23, 2016
A shout-out today to the on-line news service, Women's ENews, which has been covering the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York this week. The Women's enews coverage is exactly the sort of news and analysis about women and for women that is often marginalized in the mainstream press, but that more folks should know about. In an opinion piece published on March 23, contributor Susan Rose explains Here's Why We Need a Comeback in U.S. Women's Commissions. Among other things, she cites Cities for CEDAW and other examples of women's commissions leading the CEDAW debate as particular examples of why these Commissions are important today. In other recent coverage, Women's enews reported in-depth on the three women on the short list to take over the helm at the United Nations. And on March 21, Women's enews ran a book excerpt from Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World, edited by Ellen Chesler and Terry McGovern, describing the central role of women's issues from the early days of the UN. With articles by actual journalists (not just us bloggers) and the contributions of high-level opinion leaders, Women's enews performs an important service by ensuring that this information gets developed, probed, synthesized and reported out in a timely way. You can get the Women's enews updates delivered directly in your inbox by subscribing here.