Women and Girls is an independent news and information platform covering the issues that impact female populations in the developing world. Our reporters and editors are committed to telling these vitally important stories through first-class journalism that will lead to better understanding and a more sustained engagement with the biggest challenges facing women today.
Women and Girls is produced by News Deeply, in partnership with the Gates Foundation. All editorial content is produced by our editorial team, without interference from our sponsors or external parties.
News Deeply is a media startup and social enterprise with offices in New York, San Francisco, Beirut and Hong Kong. We are a B Corp, or Benefit Corporation, with the founding mission of advancing foreign policy literacy through journalism in the public service. We receive no government funding, instead earning our revenues through a mix of sponsorship, grants and digital-design services. Our past partners include the World Economic Forum, the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Baker Institute at Rice University.
We want anyone who visits Women and Girls to come away better informed and more engaged. You can send us your feedback and story ideas through [email protected].
Megan Clement, Managing Editor
Megan Clement is managing editor of Women & Girls at News Deeply. She has broad experience covering human rights, gender, development, politics, science and environmental issues. Megan was part of the launch team for The Conversation in 2011, and helped establish the site in four countries worldwide – Australia, the UK, the US and France. She has made appearances on the BBC, Sky News and Radio National, and was awarded a Human Rights Media Award in 2012 for her work on asylum seekers. Megan lives in Paris.
Jumana Farouky, Senior Editor
Jumana Farouky is the Senior Editor of Women & Girls. Cairo born, London raised and Boston educated, she has worked for Newsweek and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and before that spent over a decade at TIME’s London bureau.
Gaelle Faure, Contributing Editor
Gaelle Faure is a contributing editor for News Deeply’s Women & Girls. She has nine years of experience in international journalism, with work appearing in TIME Magazine, France 24, and the Associated Press.
Women and Girls welcomes original contributions.
We are always open to story pitches for news features and interviews, as well as videos, audio stories and photo essays.
We are also interested in receiving submissions from researchers, community leaders and policymakers for our community op-ed section.
We regret that, owing to the volume of submissions we receive, we may contact only writers whose work we will commission.
Women and Girls is editorially independent and is part of News Deeply, the digital media and community building company that Time Magazine called “the future of news.”
Please send your story pitches to Managing Editor Megan Clement at [email protected]