We Created a Unique Information Space
Sharing our results on the website’s birthday
Eurasian Women’s Community non-governmental non-profit news agency was established exactly three years ago today. One of the tasks of the new media was to demonstrate the relevance and need for positive, high quality, and motivating content to the world.
We gradually came to publishing authorial exclusive information of high quality in two languages daily. It was important to us to make sure that our product and activity respect our principles and contribute to sustainable development and peacebuilding. The news agency was to become a platform for creative communication and cultural dialogue of women from different countries. We coped with that!
About 2.3 million people from 182 countries visited the EWC website since its launch. Almost 40% of readers are from Russia, 17% – from the USA, 13% – from China. The web-portal had upwards of 1.2 million visitors over the past year.
One of the main features of the news agency is that not only famous outstanding women but also purposeful specialists from different fields who are only beginning their path become the heroes of its articles. They are all united by a common spiritual value: non-indifference to the future of the planet.
The main rule of the EWC’s corporate culture is to write interesting and high quality texts at no cost.
The Eurasian Women’s Community was an official news agency of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum and covered the news of dozens of all-Russian and international events. At every event, we tried to not only pay attention to all meetings and discussions but also interview the most interesting speakers and participants.
We often receive the words of gratitude from heroines of our articles for revealing their stories from an unusual perspective, often new for the society and media. We are interested not in commercial but in social success of projects.
The Eurasian Women’s Community is a unique internet media. The website created the only register of women’s non-profit organisations in Russia. Thanks to it, every organisation could publish its news at its personal webpage. In addition, last year, we created a section with exclusive articles about outstanding people from worldwide and for the first time published information about them in Russian.
A photo bank with photos from events and portraits of our heroines which is constantly updated is another achievement of the web-portal.
Over time, we managed to not only create the almanac of unique inspiring stories but also build communication bridges among socially active women. All heroines of our publications are open to communication and cooperation. You can easily find many of them on social networks and contact them. Today, the heroines of our website become mentors for one another, implement joint projects, and share their ideas.
This summer, we significantly expanded the scope of our activity and entered the offline space. The Summer Peace Summit took place in Belgium in June 2019. Our news agency became its co-founder together with the Diplomatic World Magazine (Belgium).
During the meeting, the Peace 50 community that united women from different countries and fields of activity was established. They worked out a new peacemaking concept and initiated active cooperation aimed at development and preservation of peace. The Summit gave the Eurasian Women’s Community many new friends. The news agency enforced its positions at the international level.
Our new colleagues from different countries including European ones admitted that they started to perceive Russia differently thanks to the EWC website.
Russian women conquered the love of foreigners by their concern, professionalism, and active participation in the development of social projects.
This year, the Eurasian Women’s Community started to cooperate with Women 20 (W20). The web-portal joined its efforts with Gülden Türktan, the founder of the organisation, and launched a special section.
The Eurasian Women’s Community is a project referring to different facets of peacemaking activity. Today, the heroines of the website and P50 participants work out a series of joint cultural projects. All that is a contribution to preservation and development of peace.
The approval of the ‘Responsible Media for the Global Peace and Sustainable Development’ memorandum was another important initiative by the EWC.
Dozens of outstanding women from different countries have already signed the document. Thanks to such initiative, we managed to start spreading out ideology worldwide. Today, it is extremely important to ensure that people understand that responsibility starts in themselves.
The future of our world depends on how every person speaks and writes and on what information he or she shares with the society.
Over the 3 years of work, our news agency understood that creating positive, interesting, and motivating content is much more difficult than setting records by means of negative news. However, such hard work is justified. Many leading experts interviewed by our journalists agreed with that. They include such famous opinion leaders as journalist Vladimir Pozner and neurolinguist Tatyana Chernigovskaya. They believe that journalism presupposes huge responsibility. Today, the task of media is to not only attract the attention of the reader but also understand what information and why it publishes and be responsible for this choice.
This is the policy followed by the Eurasian Women’s Community news agency that keeps on developing and supporting ‘responsible’ projects.
On the website’s birthday we wish that the world would have more responsible people approaching to their lives consciously. By joint efforts, people can change the world. However, they should start with themselves. We created a unique information environment to initiate dialogue of such responsible and concerned people. We will be able to make more together.
Marina Volynkina, Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov