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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is common in Maasai lands, but by encouraging girls to play cricket and providing education on the practice during breaks, one group of young people is changing attitudes.

Written by Ruud Elmendorp Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

Maasai land is not the first place you’d expect to find a women’s cricket team, but on the dusty plains of southern Kenya, a group of young women has stepped up to the crease. And it is not just for entertainment: the Maasai Ladies’ Cricket Team is using the sport to promote an anti-FGM message in remote and rural communities. A film by Ruud Elmendorp.

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