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120 under 40: DSW project officer selected as family planning leader of tomorrow!

Eoghan Walsh News, Population Dynamics, Uganda

DSW has been working for 25 years to encourage a generation of young people in East Africa to become leaders in their communities, fighting for better access and education around family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It makes us hugely proud, then, when one of our colleagues working in the region is selected as a global youth …

Celebrating World Health Day in Uganda

Esther Namirimu Development Cooperation, Global Health, News

On 29th April 2016, Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Health Day 2016 at a national function held at Banda Parish grounds in Mityana district of central Uganda. DSW was proud to be there to celebrate the day, which focused on the theme, “Beat diabetes: scale up diabetes prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance,” was presided over by the Minister …

Celebrating World Population Day in Uganda – a visit from the President

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

On 12th July 1987 the world’s population reached the five billion mark. To acknowledge this, the United Nations designated this day World Population Day, to be observed annually. The commemoration of this day gives each UN member state an opportunity to take stock of the achievements made towards improving the quality population. This day has been used to highlight challenges that …

Ugandan National Advocacy Strategy – launch in Kampala

Julie Najjunju Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

The Population Secretariat, through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, launched the Ugandan National Advocacy Strategy at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala on Friday, February 27th.  DSW as a key stakeholder and strategic advocacy partner was invited to attend this ceremony.

Empowerment of Women and Girls is Progress for All: Three Decades of Gains for Ugandan Women and girls

Julie Najjunju Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

The 2015 Global Theme for International Women’s Day was “Equality for Women is Progress for All” while the theme selected for the National celebrations this year was “Empowerment of Women and Girls is Progress for All: Three Decades of Gains for Ugandan Women and girls”. This theme was selected to demonstrate that the empowerment of women and girls, much as …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 6

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 5

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

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

Promoting Family Planning among youth a simple, healthy choice

Mona Herbert HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

My family planning initiation was through a friend. As a peer, he explained how a condom is used and frankly it did not seem like rocket science. But other than the idea of fancying to use a condom alongside arguments among my peers of how a condom can disappear in girl’s vagina, I do not recall a serious discussion of how …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 4

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

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 3

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 1

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

DSW joins the National Conference on Family Planning in Kampala

Julie Najjunju HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health

The first national family planning conference in Uganda commenced today on 28-30 July 2014 in Serena Hotel, Kampala. This conference under the theme, “Accelerating social and economic transformation through universal access to voluntary Family Planning,” will be co-hosted by Ministry of Health in partnership with UNFPA in Uganda and a cross-section of stakeholders The conference follows on the heels of …

Mother’s Day – How DSW Uganda has honoured, and rejoiced in maternal bonds and the power of mothers

Julie Najjunju Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  The Save the Children Report, State of Motherhood 2014, “Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian crisis” states that each day 16 women die trying to give life in Uganda while an estimated 800 mothers and 18,000 young children around the world die from largely preventable causes.   Last year Uganda Population Secretariat reported that of the 1.2 million pregnancies …

Dispatch from Uganda – Youth clubs and youth work

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development

The work done by our country offices in East Africa is fundamental to the success of DSW. Without it we would not be the organization we are today. Through this blog we will periodically bring you success stories and interesting dispatches from the work being done with youth groups and other partners.   DSW changing lives through supporting Income generating …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Bernard, DSW Uganda

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …