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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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: Inside One of India’s Mass Sterilization Camps

In the final video in our series “Choice and Change,” we follow a young Indian mother as she undergoes sterilization surgery in a state-sponsored clinic. The procedure is free so, for many women in the country, it’s the only contraception they can afford.

Written by Sreya Banerjee and Olivier Le Hellard Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

In many parts of rural India, female sterilization (also known as tubal ligation) is often the only kind of free family planning available. More than 75 percent of sterilized women in India have not used any other method of birth control before undergoing this operation, according to India’s most recent national health survey. The surgeries are performed at mass government-sponsored camps, often in unsafe conditions, with more than 350 women in India dying since 2010 due to surgical complications. In this video, we follow young mother-of-three Lakshmi Vishwakarma as she undergoes a sterilization operation 500 miles (800km) east of New Delhi.

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