UN Women for International Women’s Day: “It’s all about implementation!”

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, we talked to the director of UN Women’s office in Brussels, Dagmar Schumacher, about reaching gender equality by 2030, the HeForShe campaign, and how Europe can lead the way in empowering women and girls DSW: We are six months on from the agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals in New York last year in …

International Women’s Day 2016: What about access to reproductive health services for Kenyan women and girls?

Collins Baswony Global Health, Population Dynamics

By Dr. George Kamau Today, Kenya joins the rest of the world in celebrating our women as we commemorate International Women’s Day 2016. We, as a country, can use the International Women’s Day as an opportunity to evaluate and renew our commitment to improve the well-being of our women and girls. Kenya stands to reap greatly from investing in girls …

International Women’s Day 2016 – join the debate on gender equality on March 8!

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

International Women’s Day 2016 is fast approach on March 8. This time around, as with every year, we are working hard to make sure that women’s economic empowerment and gender equality are priorities for European politicians. Only by being firm in our commitment for gender equality, will we have any chance to hit the targets for 2030 set for the …

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 …

IWD 2015: Kenya’s First Lady Rallies Thousands to Run for Maternal and Child Health on International Women’s Day

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

NAIROBI: The Kenyan First Lady Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta led more than 15,000 runners in the “Beyond Zero” half marathon run to raise funds for maternal and child health on International Women’s Day. Despite its commitment to maternal health care, Kenya still has a high maternal mortality rate of 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. The country had committed to …

#SheBuilds Futures: Securing her rights, securing her futures

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

  This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online as part of Devex‘s #SheBuilds campaign. You can access it on their site here.   In two decades working with DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung — I have witnessed significant progress made in advancing the cause of young women and girls. The ability of young women and girls to …

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 …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Jessie, DSW Kenya

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

Yesterday we celebrated 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 have given over the blog every day this week to members of DSW to talk about the importance …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Hiwot, DSW Ethiopia

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Yesterday we celebrated 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 have given over the blog every day this week to members of DSW to talk about the importance …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Tina, DSW Tanzania

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

Today 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 have given over the blog every day this week to members of DSW to talk about the importance of …

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

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  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 importance …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – John, DSW Kenya

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

Today 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 have given over the blog every day this week to members of DSW to talk about the importance of …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Angela, DSW Kenya

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

Today 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 importance of ‘Women working …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Dominika, DSW Kenya

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 importance …

#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 …