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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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: Indian Grandmothers Prove It’s Never Too Late to Go Back to School

Many older Indian women missed out on an education when they were young, but for one group of grandmothers, aged between 60 and 90, the dream of going to school is finally becoming a reality.

Written by Nikita Rudrappa Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

Aajibaichi Shala is a school for grandmothers on the outskirts of Mumbai. It was set up in 2016, after some of the women in the village complained they couldn’t take part in public readings during religious festivals. The 39 women, most of whom are widows, go to lessons every afternoon between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The women say getting an education has changed their lives, and made their families proud.

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