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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Women of Peace

Cambodia’s Female Demining Teams Clear Their Country of War’s Remnants

More than 60,000 people have been killed by land mines in Cambodia. But all-female demining teams are hard at work clearing the land of these deadly explosives.

Written by Didem Tali Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

Clearing Cambodia of its deadly mines was long considered a man’s job, but now, the women of Cambodia are entering the demining field to help prevent further tragedies. The mines were laid by successive governments during 30 years of war, primarily along the border with Thailand, to stop the return of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, which had committed genocide on its own people. The Halo Trust recruits all-female demining teams to clear the land and make it safe again.

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