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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Video: The Afghan Skier Challenging Girls to Hit the Slopes

Despite a wealth of snowy mountains, Afghanistan only has 12 female skiers. Fatima Nazari, the country’s best, is trying to change that by challenging girls to take to the slopes.

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In the snow-capped mountains of Afghanistan, a revolution in women’s rights is taking place – one piste at a time. More women are defying gender stereotypes and deeply held conservative attitudes by strapping on skis and hurtling down the mountains.

The best of them is Fatima Nazari. Born as a refugee in Iran, her family returned to Afghanistan nine years ago, but in the aftermath of Taliban rule, her homeland still has strict, traditional views on the role of women. Encouraged by her liberal-minded mother, Fatima is now Afghanistan’s best female skier, and she sees herself as a pioneer for women’s rights.

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