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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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: Women in Brazil Face Barriers to Birth Control, in Spite of Zika

As Brazil copes with an ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus, women still face barriers to accessing their preferred method of birth control.

Written by Nadia Sussman Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

In a low-income favela in Rio de Janeiro, Laureana Souza de Oliveira is pregnant with her sixth child at 30 years old. Her eldest daughter got sick with Zika, and Laureana worries it could strike again while she’s pregnant, putting her baby at risk. She wants to undergo a tubal ligation when her baby is born, to prevent future pregnancies, but Brazilian law requires that married women have written consent from their husbands. As Laureana tries to convince her husband to agree to a permanent birth control method, she continues to work at the nearby snack shop they own, struggling to make ends meet during an economic crisis in Rio state and in Brazil as a whole.

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