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Women's Views on News (Newsportal)


Statement: is the women’s daily online news and current affairs service, operating on a ‘not for profit’ basis.

The site provides up to date news on all the major national and international stories of the day, in much the same way as any newspaper or online news service, but the stories we feature here are always about women. It also includes feature articles and opinion pieces from time to time, but the focus is on news.

What is our vision?

Our vision is building a world where all women’s voices and experiences are heard by all.

Why women?

According to the most recent survey by the Global Media Monitoring Project (March 2010), women feature in only about a fifth of the world’s news headlines and just ten percent of all news stories.

Literally thousands of stories about, by and for women are never told sending a message that women’s experiences and opinions are just not as important or as valid as those of men. We challenge that approach and aim to redress the imbalance in women’s favour.

Our mission is to give a voice to the women whose stories and experiences of the world are all too often ignored.

What do we do?

The volunteer collective at WVoN gives women a voice in two ways – by writing stories that the mainstream press ignores; and by acting as a central point for links to stories that they do publish about women.

We mainly publish exclusive features by WVoN co-editors as well as external guest editors who have expertise in a particular area likely to be of interest to our readers.

How do we do it?

WVoN is made up of a group of women journalists with differing levels of journalistic experience from different parts of the world including the UK, US, Egypt, Norway and Ireland.

We work on a rota basis with journalists allocated to post stories up onto the site between Monday and Friday.

Who can be a volunteer?

Anyone can be a volunteer if they have an interest in news and want to write exclusively about women.

Once the person has been given guest author status, they can post a story about any news or current event anywhere in the world, as long as they abide by two basic rules:

That it is about women or told from the perspective of women
That it respects the “house” rules which, in general terms, state that racist, sexist or fascist material will not be accepted.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, then go the page about volunteers where you’ll find more detail and then get in touch with us.


United Kingdom
Names of Producers/organizers/editors/creators: 
WVoN collective
Timerange, Issue-nr, ...: 
2009 - now
Language of project: 
Global affairs & transnationalism
Grassroots media in Europe
Human rights
Representation of women
Work and employment