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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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

Podcast: At the Feet of the Mother

As part of our series on the role of women in countering violent extremism, we collaborated with Middle East podcast Kerning Cultures on an episode about the role of mothers, told through Christianne Boudreau’s story.

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A graphic design in Arabic that reads “At the Feet of the Mother,” part of the Quranic excerpt that Boudreau references in the piece. Kerning Cultures

Early last year, we launched an in-depth series about the different ways women are affected by radicalization – as victims, perpetrators and peacemakers. In the newest installment of that series, Christianne Boudreau recounts her personal experience of losing her son Damian to radical extremism in Syria, and her quest to understand what attracts young people toward extremist ideologies.

Produced by Kerning Cultures, a podcast that dissects the complex narratives of the Middle East through stories, the episode, entitled At the Feet of the Mother, highlights why mothers are an untapped force for preventing further extremism among youth on a global scale.

Listen here.

Show Notes: Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, Issue 2 – Evidence – Meeting of February 3, 2014 (Ottawa, Monday, February 3, 2014), Dominique Bons, Daniel Koehler, Mothers for Life, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Extreme Dialogue, Daniel Gallant.

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