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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Sincerely,

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

Choice and Change

Video: Breaking Barriers to Stand Up for Family Planning

In the next video in our series “Choice and Change,” we meet Indigenous Guatemalan Lucy Cutzan, who defied cultural norms to go on birth control. Now she helps other women, tackling myths and raising awareness about contraception.

Written by Maho Irigoyen and David von Blohn Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

After having two children, Lucy Cutzan, a 24-year-old Indigenous Guatemalan, defied her husband and started using birth control. In a country with one of the highest fertility rates in Latin America, Lucy is a rare example of a woman taking her reproductive rights into her own hands. Passionate about women’s right to family planning, Lucy became a health worker who now provides contraceptives to 250 women every month. Her story highlights the barriers and solutions to contraceptive use in rural Guatemala.

Watch the other videos in this series:

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