family planning youth champions

Kenya: creating the next generation of family planning youth champions

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Following a recent four-day training workshop for family planning youth champions conducted by DSW, 26 youth from eight counties in Kenya are now better equipped to advocate for more and better funds for family planning from the public sector. The training workshop covered topic areas critical for family planning advocacy, including understanding family planning concepts, the budget-making process, the public participation framework, …

Kenya: International Youth Day 2016

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Youth have fun, empower their peers about sexual and reproductive health to mark International Youth Day 2016 Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) members in Nairobi conducted four days of activities building up to the International Youth Day, commemorated annually on the 12th of August. The activities, which included a football tournament, a beauty pageant, community outreach as well as a community cleanup event, …

Kenya: Family planning champions trained by DSW petition Mombasa county assembly on botched budget meetings

Collins Baswony Kenya, Success Stories

  Four youth family planning champions trained by DSW on budget advocacy for family planning joined other civil society actors and citizens in petitioning county government of Mombasa about a flawed budget meeting. The petition, submitted to the Mombasa County Assembly Clerk, Tubmun Otieno, on the 27th of June, 2016 called on the clerk and speaker of the county assembly …

DSW joins debate on female genital mutilation at the ‘Warriors’ documentary premier

Collins Baswony Global Health, Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health

On the 13th of July 2016, DSW participated in a debate about reproductive health rights at the screening of ‘Warriors’, a documentary following a group of young Maasai men from rural Kenya who formed a cricket team. Apart from telling the story of the cricket team, ‘Warriors’ highlights the issues of female genital mutilation and early marriage, two issues that …

Kenya: DSW midwifes formation of team to increase investment in family planning

Collins Baswony Kenya, Population Dynamics

Uasin Gishu County’s reproductive Health coordinator Melly Samuel at a technical working group meeting PHOTO: Tashrifa Silayi/DSW Uasin Gishu County in Kenya now has a functional sexual and reproductive health technical working group to help in addressing challenges facing family planning in the county[1]. The working group, which was formed in June 2016, comprises of health officers from the national …

#EndTeenagePregnancyKE: A call to action against teenage pregnancy in Kenya.

Collins Baswony Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

DSW’s Samuel Gathondu (in the DSW branded T-shirt) briefs Kenya’s Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Mr. Mwangi Kiunjuri about DSW’s work with young people in Kenya during the 2016 World Population Day commemoration event in Nairobi Kenya joined the rest of the world in calling for investment in teenage girls by tackling teenage pregnancies in the country during this year’s …

Kenya: Implement the national adolescent sexual and reproductive health policy to stem teenage pregnancies

Collins Baswony Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

School children sign a petition during the 2016 world population day commemoration event in Nairobi, Kenya Kenya joins the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World Population Day at a time when the country is grappling with increasing reports of pregnancy among school going girls. The reports of pregnant school girls highlighted by the media, are just the …

A look at…DSW Kenya!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Introducing..., Kenya, News, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Since the year 2000, DSW has been working with Kenyans enabling them to work towards a healthy future for all. We have done this by supporting a conversation about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and what this means for Kenya’s efforts of improving health outcomes. We operate from Nairobi with a liaison office in Mombasa and programme interventions …