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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

At an Indian Cafe, Acid Attack Survivors Find Solace and Pride

At Sheroes Cafe in India, the staff are all women who have survived acid attacks. Once confined to their homes, the women now refuse to let their physical scars stop them from living their lives.

Written by Suparna Gangal Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

AGRA, India – The chefs and waitresses at the Sheroes Cafe in Agra, India, all have something in common: They have survived acid attacks. Human rights groups say there are around 1,000 acid attacks a year in India, the vast majority targeting women. Many of the women working at Sheroes used to stay home and cover their faces when they were in public. When the cafe opened in 2014, the women were subjected to judgment and even insults from people passing by. But now the cafe does a bustling trade as the women cook and serve meals to tourists and Indian families alike, hoping to inspire other survivors to live their lives to the fullest.

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