A More Gender Inclusive World? Ja, Danke!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, DSW is standing behind women and girls world-wide as we call on government leaders and political decision-makers to recognise and correct the staggering levels of discrimination and inequality facing half of the world’s population.

The EU Gender Action Plan – political commitment or business as usual?

Cecile Vernant Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

On Tuesday June 24th, I represented CONCORD Europe (the group in Brussels representing European development NGOs) at the European Parliament Development Committee for a hearing on gender equality and development – and in particular the upcoming EU Gender Action Plan. Together with Dagmar Schumacher, the head of UN Women in Brussels, Federica Petrucci, and Jean-Louis Ville, both working with the …

An emerging EU position on SRHR and gender

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

On Tuesday May 26th, after months of coordination hours of difficult negotiations between the foreign affairs ministers, the Council of the European Union finally released these long awaited Conclusions not only on post 2015 development agenda but also on Gender in development. While most of the attention of the development community and the media was drawn to the Conclusions on …

“No woman, no growth” – European year for development 2015 celebrates women and girls

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

What a great start of the week! Not only did I have the chance to visit Riga, its beautiful old town and lovely people, and to see all my dear colleagues working on gender – it is such a small international community -, but I also got to attend as part of the European Year for Development 2015 the high level event …

DSW Reading List – March 12th

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Reading List, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy! With International Women’s Day on Saturday, issues around women’s empowerment and gender equality have taken centre stage this week. Devex has launched a month-long celebration of …

Introducing…Joyce Ampumuza, DSW Uganda

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

To celebrate the re-branding of the DSW website and our fantastic new blog, we are launching a new series to introduce the people that really make DSW the organisation it is. It is our excellent colleagues across DSW that allow it to be such an effective organisation and such a great place to work! This week, we introduce Joyce Ampumuza, …