World Contraception Day 2018 in Ethiopia

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Population Dynamics

In partnership with Bayer, German-based multinational pharmaceuticals, the World Contraception Day (WCD) was commemorated on October 22nd 2018 at DSW Youth Development Training Center in Debrezeit (Bishoftu), Ethiopia. This year’s key message was “Your Life, Your Future.” A half-day occasion, which saw the attendance of about seventy enthusiastic in-and-out of school youth, was being spent on a panel discussion. Nearly …

This picture shows two sisters hugging each other and smiling at the camera: on the left side, eight-year-old Lelise, on the right side, 15-year-old Seble.

International Day of the Girl: will these ambitious sisters realize their dreams?

Rena Föhr Ethiopia, Support for Girls in Development

A future pilot and a future lawyer? The sisters Seble and Lelise are self-confident girls who work hard for their future. With support and good policies, they could achieve their dreams – but there are also obstacles. When Lelise, 8, talks about her big sister Seble, she lightens up. “My sister is my tutor. She helps me a lot with …

International Day of the Girl: how Kindu saved his sisters from child marriage

Rena Föhr Ethiopia, Support for Girls in Development

Tomorrow is the International Day of the Girl! In the light of this important date, we will tell stories around girls’ realities, their potential and discriminations they face. Today, let’s start with the story of a true hero who stood up and did right by girls: Kindu Melkenew, 30, saved his youngest sisters from child marriage.  Kindu Melkenew, 30, from Ethiopia, …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Ethiopia

Feyera Assefa Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

      In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening …

DSW Ethiopia – Sensitising society on early and forced marriage

Eoghan Walsh Ethiopia, Support for Girls in Development

Typically, the attendance of a workshop event in small towns would fall behind the scheduled time due to tardiness on the part of the participants. But a series of workshop that took place in two separate towns in different days on April 6 and 7 2017 displayed quite a different experience of an in-time attendance. The sensitization workshops organized by …

DSW Ethiopia: SRH Youth Clubs Exhibit Best Practices

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Sexual and Reproductive Health

For fifth time in a row, the annual performances of best practices by SRH youth clubs have been reviewed by DSW in the presence of key stakeholders on January 2, 2017 at DSW-Bonita Youth Development Center. To mark the occasion, representatives from forty-six youth clubs have exhibited their best practices. During this annual review meeting, the effectiveness of club-based approach …

Celebrating World Population Day in Ethiopia!

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Population Dynamics, Support for Girls in Development

DSW Ethiopia Observes World Population Day ‘World Population Day’ was celebrated here in Ethiopia under the theme of “Investing in Teenage Girls.” This year’s World Population Day was observed in Ethiopia for the 23rd time since 1993. This year, the Amhara regional capital, Bahir Dar, hosted an event to honour world population day both at national and regional levels. A series …

A look at…DSW Ethiopia!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening up a country …