Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Data Protection

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) – as operator of these pages – take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. In as far as possible, the provision of personal data (for example name, address or email addresses), is only provided on a volunteer basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via email) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

For questions concerning data protection, please contact DSW’s Data Protection Officer at datenschutz(at)dsw.org.

For a full overview of how we respect your information, please see:

DSW Privacy Policy (2018)


Any use of the material on this site for press purposes is explicitly encouraged. Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) gives permission for articles and any other materials to be reproduced for press purposes, provided the source is acknowledged appropriately and a press cutting or link is sent to:

Mr. Shane O’Halloran
International Team Manager Communications

DSW strives to keep the information stored on this server up to date, but cannot guarantee that the information provided is completely accurate. Any mistakes that are brought to our attention will be corrected as soon as possible.


DSW make every effort to credit external photographers for their work used on this website and in its publications. Should you see your word represented here without proper accreditation, please contact us and we will amend this immediately.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images & Brian Otieno/Kiberastories for the use of photos contained on this website.