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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Striking Photos From a Year of Women & Girls

In its first year, Women & Girls published dozens of photographs taken by our talented contributors all over the world. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable images.

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Irena Stezijovska (middle) and Anna Krkulj (bottom) take part in a colorful anticorruption protest in front of Macedonia’s parliament in June 2016. Read the full story here.

(Ozge Sebzeci)

Polygamy is illegal in Turkey, but activists say that it is nonetheless on the rise. This photo shows a Turkish man, Celal, with his second wife and their son. Celal would only permit his second wife to be photographed from the back. Read the full story here.

(Hannah McNeish)

Girls at the Makankhula primary school in Malawi are taught self defense in order to protect themselves from sexual violence. Read the full story here.

(Jodi Hilton/Pulitzer Center)

Zeyneb, who fled from Syria, stands in front of her family’s tent at a camp in Idomeni, Greece. Her tent had flooded with water the previous night. Read the full story here.

(Ruth Carr)

A technician reads a mammogram at Bangkok’s Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. In Thailand, the cost of breast cancer care means many women never get the help they need. Read the full story here.

(Sara Hylton)

A girl from the Dalit village of Harirajpur chases a kite on the dried-up Mahanadi riverbed in Odisha, eastern India. This is the primary source of water for many villagers, who, during the dry season, have to walk long distances to retrieve drinking water. Read the full story here.

(Eva Clifford)

In Mexico City, blind dancers wait to be called out on stage. They are learning a form of dance that merges psychotherapy and ballet. Read the full story here.

(Aliya Bashir)

Saleema Jan holds a photo of her husband, who was killed by the Indian army in 1992. Today, she lives alone with her two sons and a daughter in southern Kashmir. “Whenever I feel lonely, I talk to his photograph,” Jan says. “His face never leaves my sight.” Read the full story here.

(Didem Tali)

Young Syrian refugee women learning circus skills in Mardin, Turkey. These courses help them make new friends and learn Turkish. Read the full story here.

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