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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 …

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 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 …

Dispatch from Uganda – Taking peer-to-peer education into the classroom

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

  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 the stories of young men and women who are working every day to support their peers in taking control of their health and …