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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Kenya’s Condom Queen Is on a Mission to Educate Women and Girls

Brenda Alwanyi is Kenya’s new Condom Queen. Crowned in September, she can be found in Nairobi’s slums most weekends, handing out male and female condoms and educating women on sexual health and their rights.

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

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world, and young women aged between 15 and 24 account for more than 20 percent of all new infections. But Brenda Alwanyi is on a mission to change that. She was crowned Kenya’s Condom Queen in September by her university and, supported by the NGO Pathfinder International, spends her weekends in some of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods, handing out condoms and educating women and girls about sexual health.

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