women’s feature service WFS

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NEWS, FEATURES and OPINIONS from a gender perspective. Fresh updates from around the world every week. Women’s Feature Service markets articles to print publications and websites. After reading the summaries, place a request to get the features or briefs in full.

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About: The only international women’s news/features syndicate, Women’s Feature Service produces crisply-written features and opinions on development from a gender perspective:

  • WFS has a global outlook, with writers from 40 countries and media clients all over the world. The articles brought out by WFS are published by small and large newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletters across the globe. WFS’ wide range of clients ensures penetration at the grassroots, in small towns as well as metropolises, providing a wide coverage of issues and dissemination of information;
  • As of April 2001, WFS has launched its own website, which can be viewed at www.wfsnews.org. WFS features are also used by several websites;
  • WFS articles are also useful as reference material for researchers, academics and specialist publications. With archives going back 10 years, WFS has a rich collection of articles that can help trace developments and trends;
  • WFS is upgrading its photo bank with the objective of offering this as an independent service;
  • As part of the NGO community, WFS frequently collaborates with other organisations. Recent examples include contributions to initiatives such as Best Practices Surveys, a report on ‘The World and Its Peoples’, strategies to bridge the digital divide, preparation of a gender-sensitive media tool kit, and so on. WFS is on the Executive Committee of Women Action, an international network of women’s groups;
  • WFS is headquartered in New Delhi, India, and is staffed by an all-women team.

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