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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Mongolia’s Wrestling Champion Takes on a Patriarchal Sumo System

Bum-Erdene Tuvshinjargal is already a huge star in the sumo wrestling world. But the 17-year-old has had to take on more than just her opponents – she’s also in a fight to turn professional.

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Bum-Erdene Tuvshinjargal is one of the best female sumo wrestlers in the world, but despite becoming a champion many times in amateur leagues, she is unable to make any money from the sport because women are barred from turning professional. But that isn’t stopping Tuvshinjargal, who says she’ll turn to new forms of wrestling to achieve her dream of getting to the Olympics, and competing in professional leagues.

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