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 …

Introducing…Joyce Ampumuza, DSW Uganda

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

To celebrate the re-branding of the DSW website and our fantastic new blog, we are launching a new series to introduce the people that really make DSW the organisation it is. It is our excellent colleagues across DSW that allow it to be such an effective organisation and such a great place to work! This week, we introduce Joyce Ampumuza, …

In my own words…

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

A Youth to Youth Initiative story from Uganda Since 1995, DSW has established hundreds of youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health education and AIDS prevention training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Through our Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Initiative, peer educators at these clubs teach other young people how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, HIV infections, and how they can implement positive …

Why Do We Do This Work?

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

I recently had a chance to visit an inspiring youth club in Mombasa, Kenya. Supported by DSW, The Alpha and Omega Club forms part of a wider network of clubs in the region. Clubs are engaged in a range of reproductive health services and activities including community outreaches, sexually transmitted infection treatment, and family planning counselling. As I listened to …