DSW in Brussels celebrates its Super Sweet Sixteen!

Cecile Vernant Advance

As part of the celebration’s of DSW’s 25th birthday in 2016, we are presenting the stories of the people and offices that work for DSW. Here, Cecile Vernant, the Head of EU Advocacy for DSW in Brussels, speaks about the work DSW does in Europe – and celebrates the Brussels’ office own, very special birthday! Sweet Sixteen, or when you realise that you …

european week of action for girls 2016

European Week of Action for Girls 2016 – come join the party!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

DSW is a proud partner of the European Week of Action for Girls (#eugirlsweek), an annual week-long event taking place in Brussels which aims to raise awareness of and advocate for girls’ rights and empowerment to be at the heart of the EU’s external action. Now in its sixth year, the European Week of Action for Girls is organised by a coalition of …

European Week of Action for Girls 2015: Girls must be at the heart of sustainable development efforts

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

EU must ensure girls benefit equally from the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a coalition of NGOs. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the EU must do more to ensure girls’ rights and gender equality are at the heart of its external action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the most ambitious effort yet to reduce …

International Youth Day 2015 – Girls, girls girls!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

International Youth Day 2015 has as its theme youth civic engagement. As the UN rightly recognizes, involving young people in the decisions taken by governments and politicians is vital if national and international commitments are to be met and we are able to achieve sustainable human development. However, most of the time the opportunities for young people to engage politically, …