Lack of information and unsafe abortions: how the global gag rule affects girls and women in Kenya

Evelyn Samba Development Cooperation, Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

Right after assuming the office in January 2017, the Trump administration reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. Also known as Mexico City Policy, it blocks US funding for international NGOs which offer information or services regarding abortion, or who simply stand by a woman’s right to choose. The effects of the Global Gag Rule are increasingly being felt in DSW’s project …

Silvia poses with her mother

“I’ll have a better future than my mum“: peer educator Silvia talks about Kenyan Mother’s Day traditions

Rena Föhr Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Youth Empowerment

INTERVIEW: MALENE HUMMEL / TRANSLATION: RENA FÖHR & EOGHAN WALSH Silvia Bulali is a 25-year-old peer educator trained by DSW Kenya. She teaches young people about sexual health and contraception. Today, Silvia tells us about Kenyan Mother’s Day traditions and how it is being a mother in her country. Silvia, how is Mother’s Day celebrated in Kenya? Silvia: we show …

How can we achieve universal access to SRHR? Three key lessons from the new Guttmacher-Lancet report

Rena Föhr Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

Almost everyone in the world will lack access to sexual and reproductive health services at some point in their life. This is one of the most alarming findings of a ground-breaking new report on SRHR recently published by the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission. But there’s good news too: fixing this situation would be affordable, and have a positive impact not only on health, …

DSW reaction to EU MFF budget proposal – “Disappointingly short of expectations”

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorised

Reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for the EU’s multi-annual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 – from global development NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) On Research and Horizon Europe: “We had hoped that the EU would show more ambition when it came to Europe’s research agenda. Expanding the EU research budget from €80 to €97.9 billion means there’s no guarantee that …

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What are my rights? Gender-based violence against women

Alice Bridgwood Gender-based violence against women

Do you know what your rights are? Do you really have the rights you are entitled to? 51 out of 54 African countries have committed to ensuring women’s rights as enshrined in a continental policy commitment known as the Maputo Protocol. But the reality is, 15 years after the Maputo Protocol was conceived, many women across Africa still do not have these fundamental …

Lilian Mokobi, 24, with her baby in Kibera, Nairobi

What are my rights? Sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa

Alice Bridgwood Sexual and Reproductive Health

Do you know what your rights are? Do you really have the rights you are entitled to? 51 out of 54 African countries have committed to ensuring women’s rights as enshrined in a continental policy commitment known as the Maputo Protocol. But the reality is, 15 years after the Maputo Protocol was conceived, many women across Africa still do not have these fundamental …

DSW’s #LeaveALegacy campaign renames Brussels streets to commemorate “legacy” of Juncker, Selmayr

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases, Tuberculosis

Celebrating World TB Day 2018, #LeaveALegacy campaign calls on EU to commit to making Europe leader in global health research Brussels, March 22, 2018: The #LeaveALegacy campaign is calling on European leaders to take advantage of a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make Europe a leader in global health research, by using the EU’s next multiannual financial framework to fund cutting-edge research …

The Celebration of International Women’s Day in Tanzania; more efforts towards Gender equality, women empowerment and Achievements of Sustainable Development Goals

Philomena Marijani Economic Empowerment, Tanzania

Tanzania has joined other countries in the world in celebration for International Women’s Day in March 08, 2018.  The day was commemorated by women from various sectors gathering together and portraying different messages and activities. The theme for this year is Towards an Industrial Economy: Strengthening Gender Equality and Rural Women Empowerment DSW Participation in International Women’s Day in Dar …

ena, Alice and Njeri having lunch in the centre of Nairobi

Sex and Nairobi City: Three very different women talk contraception, consent, and sex education.

Rena Föhr Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

What is it like to be a woman in Kenya, in Germany, and in England? On International Women’s Day, DSW’s Alice, Njeri and Rena talk about condom exhibitions, not being able to afford contraception, and what we demand from our governments.   Tell us about your sex education in school?  Njeri: In Kenya, we didn’t learn about contraceptives in school. We …

The Celebration of National Anti – FGM Day in Kilindi District, Tanga Region- Tanzania

Philomena Marijani Economic Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Tanzania

DSW    participated in a National Anti – FGM Day in Kilindi District in Tanga Region in February 17, 2018.  The program was organized by AMREF Health for Africa  in marking  of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Day which is celebrated each year in February 06.  DSW Tanzania  was invited by AMREF to take part in …