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

Collins Baswony Youth Empowerment

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 Youth Empowerment

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 Youth Empowerment

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 Uganda!

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

DSW Uganda was established in 1999 and currently operates in 10 districts namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masindi, Mukono, Mityana, Jinja, Kamuli, Kiryadongo, Busia and Tororo, though the Youth Truck has covered almost the whole country. In these districts, DSW works in partnership with the local Government administration and implements different projects at community level

A look at…DSW Kenya!

Shane O'Halloran 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 …

A look at…DSW Tanzania!

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

DSW Tanzania is a DSW Country Office registered as a development and advocacy organization. Our goal is to enable people to decide freely and responsibly about the number and spacing of their children. We believe that a person’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is both a fundamental human right and a crucial step towards eliminating global poverty. Our …

A look at…DSW Ethiopia!

Shane O'Halloran 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 …

Kenya must keep up efforts to tackle malnutrition, the hidden threat to the country’s development

Collins Baswony Youth Empowerment

By George Kamau Today, it is estimated that the world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people against a population of just over 7.4 billion people. Despite this almost 1 billion people go hungry every day. Over and above the 1 billion people who go hungry every day, another 1 billion people are undernourished, meaning that they suffer from …

Back to the WHA!

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

From May 23 to 26 I had the chance to attend the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA). Like two years ago for my first WHA, this week was packed with interesting debates and relevant discussions related to our advocacy on Global Health, Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda (SDGs), Research and Innovation for poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases (PRNDs), Women’s, Children’s and …

Women Deliver 2016 Postscript – FP Voices

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Listen to our interview about FP Voices here! We are a week after Women Deliver, and still recovering. It was an intense several days in Copenhagen, and I was lucky to meet and talk with some fascinating young leaders and advocates pushing forward gender equality and sexual and reproductive health in sometimes difficult situations. In case you have not already, …

Kenya: DSW trains youth on entrepreneurship

Collins Baswony Youth Empowerment

25 Kenyan youth have benefited from a five day entrepreneurship training workshop conducted by DSW. The training workshop, held between the 16th and 20th of May, 2016 in Kakamega County, Western Kenya, was conducted to train the youth on how to improve their entrepreneurship skills and was done in partnership with the County Government of Kakamega.

DSW’s Women Deliver Daily Diary – Day 4: boys don’t cry

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

This is the latest in a series of blog posts, following DSW’s participation at the fourth Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen. Read the first entries here. Wow. It is easy to be glib or trite about the things being discussed at Women Deliver, and the people discussing them. God knows, I am as guilty of it as anyone. But after the closing …

DSW’s Women Deliver Daily Diary – Day 3: better than Vegas

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Did I say that Women Deliver started early I swear it is earlier and earlier each day. Wednesday morning found me slumped over my breakfast pastries at a (thankfully quite interesting) discussion on the future of the High Level Task Force on the Future of the ICPD, of which DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr is a member. With the task …

Parliamentarians Express Impression on DSW’s Works

Esayas Meskel Youth Empowerment

On an occasion that rarely ever takes place, more than eight different German-based organizations, all residing in Ethiopia, met over a banquet extended to the visiting German Parliamentary Friendship Group on May 16, 2016. Hosted by GIZ, an overseas development arm of Germany, the German embassy in Ethiopia organized and invited DSW and others to get together and hold discussions …