#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Anne, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …

#IWD2014 Guest Post – MSI: Join our call to Make Women Matter

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

Guest Post: As part of this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day, we have invited onto the blog Claire Morris – Deputy Director of international programmes for Marie Stopes International. Claire talks about MSI’s activities for International Women’s Day, including their petition in support of women’s rights.     Women around the world are still facing some of the worst …

WHO Every Newborn Action Plan – DSW’s contribution

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

  Last week we posted a blog entry encouraging submissions to the WHO’s new Every Newborn Action Plan. The public consultation closed on Friday, and the WHO will now assess all the submissions it received before finalising its approach for the Every Newborn strategy for the World Health Assembly in May.   The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) is the …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Julie, DSW Uganda

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Veronique, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …

International Women’s Day 2014 – Celebrating women working in development

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

As part of our activities around International Women’s Day, we at DSW have decided to celebrate the role of women working in development for the whole week on the DSW blog.   Each, we are giving space to our colleagues working for DSW to give their view on why International Women’s Day is important, their view on the role of …

Keeping Global Health high on the international agenda

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Improving global health has been much on the agenda in recent months, and will continue to be a big issue into 2014. Improving global health is one of the core goals of DSW. In line with our work on sexual and reproductive health and rights we advocate strongly in all our activities for increased and improved innovation for the advancement …

Some youth councillors do not know their roles

Julie Najjunju Youth Empowerment

Many young people pursue political ambitions but they have no clue what their roles and responsibilities are. Last week, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevolkerung), an NGO operating in Uganda, held awareness events aimed at enhancing democratic governance and youth participation under its youth empowerment services. Through these interactions, we observed that most of the young people did not know their leaders …

DSW Reading List – February 26th

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Reading List, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   Ahead of the launch of the WHO’s Every Newborn Action Plan, there has been a lot of focus on how we can mobilise to prevent newborn …

Have Your Say on WHO’s Every Newborn Action Plan!

Eoghan Walsh Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

The World Health Organisation has recently launched a request for public feedback on its new action plan focusing on newborn and maternal health – with a submission deadline of this Friday (February 28th)!   The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) is part of the WHO’s renewed focus on maternal and childhood health, and follows on from the organisation’s previous Every …

Strategizing for youth and women with the High-Level Task Force

Irina Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Within the group of over 15 of her fellow Task Force members, DSW’s Executive Director, Renate Baehr, visited New York in February to exchange and strategize around the ongoing processes and upcoming events surrounding the health and rights of women and youth. As an added plus, there was also time on the sidelines of the Task Force event to meet …

An inspiring experience in Mombasa

Anna Dahlman Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  Some weeks ago I had the chance to meet a motivated team of DSW partners and colleagues from West Africa, Rwanda, India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda for an intensive week of discussions in Mombasa. Together, we reviewed progress and exchanged experiences from year one of DSW’s Euroleverage project. Having the chance to sit down together rather than staying in …

Dispatch from Uganda: A peer educator’s impact on one family

Eoghan Walsh Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

The work done by our country offices in East Africa is fundamental to the success of DSW. Without it we would not be the organization we are today. Through this blog we will periodically bring you success stories and interesting dispatches from the work being done with youth groups and other partners.   Muvubuka Agunjuse Youth Club Gizamba Hellen Gimono …

DSW’s Reading List – February 19th

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Every week we will be posting interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles and links that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   Action for Global Health report that European Union development assistance is dropping, another victim of the economic crisis and austerity budgets. Read …

World Contraception Day 2014 – Preparations under way!

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

This week I had the pleasure of attending the first kick-off meeting in London for World Contraception Day 2014. Before I tell you about our meeting, let me first introduce you to World Contraception Day, its goals and objectives. UPDATE: Read our latest blog on the latest news about what is happening this year for World Contraception Day – click …