BlogHer Launches of Women of Haiti Initiative to Honor Women’s History Month

Women of Haiti will write “women back into history” via women’s eyewitness accounts and personal perspectives in the aftermath of the country’s recent earthquake.

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Belmont, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2010

BlogHer, the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, will assign and syndicate a new, ongoing series of reports filed by and about women in Haiti in March.

“Women of Haiti showcases the commitment we’re seeing from countless women who blog to support Haitian women following January’s earthquake,” said Lisa Stone, Co-founder and CEO, BlogHer. “Now that the disaster news cycle is over, it’s time to focus on the long-term story that is rebuilding Haiti. Our coverage will include blog reports and personal commentary on everything from reconstruction and adoption, to online philanthropy and news coverage, both state-side and on the ground in Haiti.

BlogHer.com will assign and syndicate stories and photographs from a number of women bloggers participating in relief work in Haiti, including via the Global Fund for Women. Blog reports to date provide eyewitness accounts of the stories and images women are seeing right now in Haiti.

“I can honestly say that it was what I expected. But it’s nothing like seeing it in person,” blogged Tabitha Hale (http://www.TabithaHale.com), in the introductory report in the series.
“I’m still not certain what to do with everything I’m seeing. This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever witnessed.”

“The boys and girls of this orphanage in Carrefour will remain in Haiti, and the orphanage will protect and ensure that they do not fall into the trafficking networks that swarm around at this moment,” wrote Maria Suarez Toro, syndicated via the Global Fund for Women, of her trip to visit 42 children whose home was demolished. “There are many orphans that have not had such luck.”

To watch the stories of the Women of Haiti unfold visit: http://womenofhaiti.com.

About BlogHer
Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer is the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online and creates opportunities for its members via a community hub (http://blogher.com), annual conferences and a publishing network of more than 2,500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides the highest quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance and blog frequency. BlogHer enjoys a strategic partnership with iVillage, part of Women@NBCU, which includes other NBC Universal brands including Bravo and Oxygen. BlogHer’s investors include Venrock, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, and Azure Capital Partners.

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