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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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: Tuk Tuks and Two Tents Bring Health Services to Uganda’s Slums

Our video series “Choice and Change” continues with a look at an innovative way to get family planning services to the women in Uganda’s overcrowded slums: tuk tuks loaded with sexual health supplies.

Written by William Davies Published on Read time Approx. 1 minutes

Uganda has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Africa, but a unique mobile health clinic is helping to reduce the rates of conception. Marie Stopes’ tuk tuks can go where other vehicles can’t by reaching deep into the slums of Kampala and Entebbe. The women in those areas have little to no access to health clinics. On arrival, the tuk tuks transform into private counseling rooms, while the tents they transport are turned into health clinics, offering short- and long-term contraceptives to women who would otherwise have no choice over their family planning.

Watch the other videos in the series:

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