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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Video: The Midwife Who’s Busting Birth Control Myths in Kenya

As a program officer for health charity Jhpiego, Emmah Kariuki finds innovative ways to separate rumors from family planning facts and helps thousands of disadvantaged women in Nairobi access essential contraception.

Written by Camilla Turner Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

After 18 years working for Kenya’s Ministry of Health, Emmah Kariuki decided to turn her skills and knowledge to improving women’s healthcare in the country from the ground up. In 2011, she joined the NGO Jhpiego, where she helps some of the most marginalized communities in Nairobi’s slums. Having spearheaded a cervical cancer screening project, she now ensures thousands of women get access to family planning so they can make healthier, more sustainable choices for themselves and their families.

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