Thank You, Deeply

Dear Women & Girls Community,

We are excited to share our plans for the future of women and girls’ coverage at News Deeply.

In January 2018, our Women & Girls page will close as we launch the first of a new set of dedicated platforms that will allow us to dive deeper into the biggest issues affecting women and girls in the developing world.

This first platform – Women’s Advancement Deeply – will cover the pursuit of economic equality for women, from securing gender-equal access to financial services, to fighting for property rights and closing the pay gap.

We’ll also be working to launch other dedicated platforms in this space, and we are currently exploring themes of maternal, sexual and reproductive health, as well as gender-based violence. If these topics are of interest to you, please let us know here – we would love your input as we shape new initiatives.

Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016

Thank you for being part of the Women & Girls community. We look forward to having you join us in our new endeavors in this space.


Lara Setrakian, CEO and Co-founder, News Deeply
Megan Clement, Managing Editor, Women & Girls, News Deeply

Choice and Change

Video: The Island That Survives Thanks to Smaller Families

In the first video of our series “Choice and Change,” which takes a closer look at family planning in the developing world, we visit an island on Lake Victoria where a radical project combining contraception and conservation has helped save a community.

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Not long ago, the population of Uganda’s Bussi Island, on Lake Victoria, was growing so quickly that fish stocks had nearly been wiped out. Trees were being cut down at an alarming rate. Then in 2011, a sexual health charity Pathfinder International teamed up with two conservation charities and launched Hope LVB. The radical project promoting family planning alongside sustainable fishing and agricultural policies has seen the birth rate on Bussi Island drop and fish stocks increase. With smaller families, the population can now feed itself without damaging the island’s ecosystem.

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