Big, colourful, international: celebrating the launch of Action 4 Health Uganda

Rena Föhr Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Uganda, Uncategorised, Youth Empowerment

IN COOPERATION WITH BERNARD TUSIIME / ACTION 4 HEALTH UGANDA Action 4 Health Uganda (A4HU) is a new youth empowerment organisation dedicated to mainstream young people’s engagement in socio-economic development and promoting sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It was registered as an entity to take over the operations of DSW Uganda, and remains affiliated to DSW in Germany. This …

Lack of information and unsafe abortions: how the global gag rule affects girls and women in Kenya

Evelyn Samba Development Cooperation, Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

Right after assuming the office in January 2017, the Trump administration reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. Also known as Mexico City Policy, it blocks US funding for international NGOs which offer information or services regarding abortion, or who simply stand by a woman’s right to choose. The effects of the Global Gag Rule are increasingly being felt in DSW’s project …

How can we achieve universal access to SRHR? Three key lessons from the new Guttmacher-Lancet report

Rena Föhr Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

Almost everyone in the world will lack access to sexual and reproductive health services at some point in their life. This is one of the most alarming findings of a ground-breaking new report on SRHR recently published by the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission. But there’s good news too: fixing this situation would be affordable, and have a positive impact not only on health, …

DSW reaction to EU MFF budget proposal – “Disappointingly short of expectations”

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorised

Reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for the EU’s multi-annual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 – from global development NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) On Research and Horizon Europe: “We had hoped that the EU would show more ambition when it came to Europe’s research agenda. Expanding the EU research budget from €80 to €97.9 billion means there’s no guarantee that …

Kenya: Investment for family planning improving, more needed to meet commitments

Collins Baswony Kenya, News, Uncategorised

Kenya is making progress towards ensuring access to family planning services, an analysis by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) has shown. The budget analysis conducted by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) examined the national budget and the budgets of 11 counties. The county budget information analysed include those of Bungoma, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Meru, Nairobi, …

New Faces at DSW – Tashrifa Silayi

Tashrifa Silayi Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Tashrifa Silayi, Advocacy Officer for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? Before joining DSW, I was aware of their working with young people in …

New Faces at DSW – Evelyn Samba

Evelyn Samba Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Evelyn Samba, Country Director for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? My hopes were that DSW would be a bold, trendsetter, fearless …

New Faces at DSW – Angela Bahr

Angela Baehr Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Angela Bähr, International Director for Projects and Programmes!   My name is Angela Bähr, I’m a public health and gender specialist and since one year I´m working now in DSW as …

New Faces at DSW – Andreas Huebers

Andreas Huebers Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Andreas Huebers! My name is Andreas Hübers and I joined DSW in May 2016 as head of Advocacy and head of Berlin Office. Before joining DSW I was working as Senior Policy …

DSW Ethiopia – World Contraception Day commemorated in style at DSW’s Training Center

Esayas Meskel Uncategorised

This year’s World Contraception Day (WCD) spurred an enthusiastic occasion to commemorate its annual event in Ethiopia. At the national level, Semera, in Afar region was a host to the event. At a different venue, DSW and Bayer partnered to lead the occasion on October 5 2017. DSW/Bonita Youth Development Training Center was the venue at which WCD celebrated. A …