Her Excellency Ms. Danielle Schadt Supports DSW Beyond 2015 Initiative

Diana Shuma Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

H.E Ms.Daniela Schadt giving remarks upon launching of BEYOND 2015 initiative. DSW Tanzania launched an advocacy Initiative dubbed BEYOND (Building Experts in Youth and Organizations for National positions on post 2015 Development agenda)that aims at prioritizing planning by consideration of population, SRHR and youth in the Post 2015 Development agenda. The Launch was officiated by Her Excellency Ms. Daniella Schadt, …

Population Stories: Media Champions Feted

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Outstanding journalists were last night feted during the 8th annual Kenya Media Network on Population and Development (KEMEP) awards ceremony in Nairobi. The awards which recognise and reward journalistic excellence in the coverage of population & development issues were co-sponsored by UNFPA, National Council for Population & Development (NCPD), DSW and JHPIEGO through its TUPANGE project.

EuroNGOs 2014: 160 participants gather for a 2-day strategy conference in Madrid

Irina Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Along with myself, civil society, academia, as well as representatives of governments, agencies and UN institutions gathered for a special conference in Madrid last week to exchange and strategize around the upcoming UN negotiations on Sustainable Development Goals to be formulated in the framework of the so-called Post-2015 Development Agenda. This agenda, above all, will shape worldwide development in the years to …

DSW Tanzania: Prioritizing Youth SRHR in the CCHP and Post 2015

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

Beyond the National Youth Week commemoration, the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports organized a technical meeting that involved youth officers from across the country. Two organizations were invited to presented issues related to youth. The presentations focused on health and livelihood for youth. As part of its ongoing initiative to increase youth employment, the National Housing Corporation (NHC) …

DSW’s Youth Champions Participating on the National Youth Week, Tanzania

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

The youth week in Tabora had a variety of activities that interested visitors participating on the event. From the organizers, the participants could learn from a range of debates and presentations that addressed the life skills, entrepreneurship and inspiration stories from successful groups and individual youth. The youth from different parts of the country visited the Pathfinder Green City to …

Hopes and challenges for young adolescents in Kenya

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

Last week, Halima Ali, The Young Adolescents Project (YAP) Coordinator in Kenya, visited Berlin to take part in a special meeting of DSW’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Population and Development in the context of International Day of the Girl Child. While she was here, Halima took the time to talk about progresses achieved via the project and the situation facing …

Working with women and youth for a better future in East Africa

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW’s Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa (Fit for Life) project is an excellent example of how an integrated approach can be adopted to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This EU funded three-year programme (2011 to 2014), worked to improve the health and livelihoods of those excluded from the formal labour market, especially women and youth. By …

Commission Praises DSW Ethiopia on Population Day

Esayas Meskel Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

The Population Directorate at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED) which has now been restructured under ’Plan Commission’ has praised DSW for its consistent and tremendous contribution to the national population program on population day that took event on July 30th, 2014. The population day is an annual event normally held on July 11th, the first time, however, …

#WPD2014 – A startling picture for women and girls

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development

This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online at Devex. You can access it on their site here. Nabajju is a young woman living in rural Uganda. While still in school Nabajju, like many girls of her age living in low- and middle-income countries, became pregnant unexpectedly. Unlike many girls in her situation, however, she was lucky …

Dispatch from Uganda – Local government and CSO commit to improve support for Family Planning

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories

DSW, as part of the Euroleverage project, organised a one-day advocacy meeting at Mityana Local Government District headquarters in May 2014 to distribute information and copies of the findings of policy and budget analysis that we have undertaken recently. The meeting was also intended to be an opportunity for developing strategies to address family planning gaps identified by the analysis. This …

IPCI – 6th Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD

Frauke Wiprich Development Cooperation, Global Health, Population Dynamics

I had the great opportunity to participate at the 6th IPCI that took place in Sweden’s beautiful capital Stockholm from Wednesday, April 23rd to Friday, April 25th. It was an amazing experience to meet with and listen to many interesting people from all over the world. I was particularly impressed by the courageous work of female MPs from countries with …

DSW honours journalists for outstanding reports

adam Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics

The relations between reproductive health, population dynamics, and poverty are still widely unknown. In order to support public awareness for their relevance, at our annual journalist award ceremony this year, DSW honored three journalists for outstanding press reports on these issues. In the presence of about 70 guests from politics, development cooperation and industry, prize winners Jan Ruebel, Julia Reichardt …

Renate Baehr: My address to the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York

Renate Baehr Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics

The 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development is currently underway in New York (April 7th to 11th). The aim of the session is the assessment of the status of the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action that resulted from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. Participating in the German delegation as the …

#SheBuilds Futures: Securing her rights, securing her futures

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

  This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online as part of Devex‘s #SheBuilds campaign. You can access it on their site here.   In two decades working with DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung — I have witnessed significant progress made in advancing the cause of young women and girls. The ability of young women and girls to …