DSW Tanzania showcases Youth Empowerment Centres (YEC) and Youth Clubs as “Safe Spaces for Youth”

Philomena Marijani Empower

In Tanzania the national commemoration of International Youth Day   took place from August 10-12, 2018. August 10, 2018 was dedicated for the community services that include planting of trees and visiting stakeholders’ youth programmes that illustrate this year’s International Youth Day theme “Safe Spaces for Youth.”  On this day there were field site visits where different stakeholders from national and …

Fifteen years after the Maputo Protocol: Ground-breaking report provides pan-African review of women’s rights

Rena Foehr Advance

While significant improvements have taken place, the implementation of continental commitments to women’s rights still lags behind. Berlin, September 4, 2018: Today sees the release of the digital version of the State of African Women report. This ground-breaking report delivers a full pan-African review of the current status of women’s and girls’ rights in SRHR and their ratification and domestication …

Euromapping 2018

Euromapping 2018 report – Global funding for family planning at risk from US withdrawal

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Euromapping 2018 report highlights the need for other global donors – the European Union and EU Member States – to increase their contributions to protect health of women and girls around the world. Brussels, August 29, 2018: The latest Euromapping 2018 report on global funding for family planning (FP) and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) highlights the US …

The National Commemoration of International Youth Day 2018 in Tanzania

Philomena Marijani Empower

The national commemoration of International Youth Day 2018 in Tanzania took place in Arusha. The theme for International Youth Day 2018 is “Safe Spaces for Youth”.  The day was graced by Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Policy, Parliament Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled, Honourable Antony Mavunde. More than 3000 youth from different …

Portrait of Renate Bähr

Enthusiasm and Sustainability: Renate Bähr shares thoughts on DSW’s success

Shane O'Halloran Advance

Today we released our Annual Report for 2017. The numbers speak for themselves: in 2017 alone, we ran 39 projects and reached over 35,000 young people. Through DSW’s training centres, they received SRHR information, services, and supplies. But what is behind these numbers? How is the current situation in our project countries? What challenges did DSW face, whose lives did …

The Youth Symposium towards International Youth Day 2018 in Tanzania

Philomena Marijani Empower

Towards the national commemoration of the International Youth Day 2018 in August 12, 2018, the Government of Tanzania and development partners include DSW Tanzania, UN agencies; UNFPA and ILO, Pathfinder International , Restless development, and other youth focused organizations organized   a Youth Symposium. The Youth Symposium took place in August 11, 2018 at East African Community Headquarters in Arusha. The …

DSW employee gets tattooed for human rights: interview with Marietta Wildt

Rena Foehr Empower

We guess you know and support the Human Rights Declaration – just as we do. But have you ever thought of getting tattoed a piece of it? DSW’s Advocacy Officer Marietta Wildt did exactly that, at an international conference. We interviewed her to find out more… Marietta, please explain to us: what is a Human Rights Tattoo?! I heard about …

A prescription for EU Research Ministers: increase Horizon Europe funding for health research

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Ahead of an informal meeting of EU research ministers, advocates for global health call on EU governments to be more ambitious for health research. Brussels, July 16, 2018: EU research ministers are meeting in Vienna this week for the first informal competitiveness council under the Austrian Presidency. This meeting will be the first time that ministers will formally discuss the …

Mombasa County Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan Launch PHOTO/DSW

Kenya: Launch of costed implementation plans promise residents of Mombasa, Nandi better family planning services  

Collins Baswony Advance

  Two DSW partner counties in Kenya launched their family planning costed implementation plans while commemorating World Population Day 2018. The County Governments of Mombasa and Nandi launched their five year family planning costed implementation plans, articulating their family planning priorities, as well as the required budgetary needs.

Best moments of the Africa Regional Dialogue: Bob Marley stands #RightByHer

Rena Foehr Advance

No Woman No Cry: improving the situation of women was the main goal of the Africa Regional Dialogue 2018. More than 150 state and non-state actors united in Nairobi to discuss a new in-depth report, titled ‘State of African Women’. Focusing on 4 rights areas, the report is the informative key piece of the #RightByHer communications campaign. View the best moments …

Kevin Kocheli

Kenya: Youth get a seat in budget making forums

Collins Baswony Empower

Three young people have been appointed to top budget making organs in Kenya. Kevin Kocheli (Trans Nzoia County), Felix Magut (Nandi County), and Andrew Wachelon (West Pokot County) will sit in the County Budget and Economic Forums (CBEFs) in their counties for the next five years.

Youth Health through Sports – DSW Tanzania Youth Cup

Philomena Marijani Empower

DSW Tanzania has launched a Youth Health Sport Initiative in May 2018 to strengthening its youth engagement in the areas of Health and economic empowerment. The build-up of initiative looks at mobilizing young people to engage in productive activities to enhance talents and education on health and economic empowerment. The DSW Youth Cup will engage youth in the regions of …

From DSW to Action 4 Health Uganda: interview with Bernard Tusiime

Eoghan Walsh Foster

New organisation meets personal success story: Dr. Bernard Tusiime, who joined DSW in 2006, is now the CEO of Action 4 Health Uganda. A4HU has taken over the operations of DSW Uganda, and remains affiliated to DSW in Germany. We asked Bernard three questions about his journey, lessons learned, and future dreams.   You joined DSW Uganda 12 years ago. …