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Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016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


16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women and girls crosses all classes, religions and societies. It happens in every country on earth. One in three women will experience violence from men over the course of their lives. Fifteen million girls around the world have experienced sexual assault before their 19th birthday.

Both women and girls are most likely to be abused by someone they know, though sexual violence is also common as a weapon of war in conflict-affected societies. Violence against women and girls can be physical, sexual, psychological or economic.

Each year, between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25) and Human Rights Day (December 10), the international community marks 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. During this time, Women & Girls is publishing a series of articles to show the many faces of gender-based violence, and highlight some of the ways we might be able to prevent it.

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