Are the SDGs boring? A guest post from Dance4Life

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The Youth Meet-up in Brussels was organised by DSW, Dance4life and CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality on September 26-27 2018. On the second day, the workshop was hosted by members of the European Parliament, policy advisors, and with assistance from political groups in Brussels. Ten youth representatives from Nepal, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Netherlands and Georgia participated in the …

New Guttmacher Study: Better Access, Improved Support, More Research!

Lisa Trujillo Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Time is ticking, fast, particularly for very young adolescents aged 10-14 years old. This is a stage in life that is characterised by rapid physical changes, such as the onset of puberty. It also includes very dynamic social and emotional situations that include first-time intimate and sexual experiences for some, as found in a recent study conducted by the Guttmacher …

SRHR and the SDGs

SRHR and the SDGs – new tool launched in Berlin

Katrin Erlingsen Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health

On November 10 and 11, we co-hosted the 14th International Dialogue on Population and Development in Berlin. We did so together with the German Development Ministry, its implementing organisations GIZ and KfW, IPPF and Bayer HealthCare. The topic of this year’s conference was ‘Accountability to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Delivering on Commitments Together’, and as part of this, …

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

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

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 …

Tanzania is working together for a better future

Easter Development Cooperation, Global Health

DSW Tanzania has conducted a series of meetings through its advocacy initiative known as Building Experts in Youth and Organizations for National Positions on the post-2015 Development Agenda (BEYOND), which seeks to engage Civil Organizations (CSO), youth and key stakeholders to ensure that population dynamics, youth and SRHR are featured in the new agenda and national plans.

To meet the global goals, UN must include health R&D indicators in SDG framework

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This article was originally posted by Erin Will Morton, the Director at our partners Global Health Technology Coalition. You can read the original article here. Later this month global leaders are poised to approve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but a new report commissioned by a leading group of health non-profits including GHTC warns that the SDG targets will not be …

#BeTheChange2015 competition – our weekly winner!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation

We have been delighted so far by the level and quality of responses to our #BeTheChange2015 instagram and online competition! Since the launch in August, we have received over 300 excellent photos from all over the world – showcasing positive change in areas such as education, child and maternal health, and environmental protection. We are really thrilled by what we …

#BeTheChange2015 competition – our weekly winner!

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

We have been delighted so far by the level and quality of responses to our #BeTheChange2015 instagram and online competition! Since the launch in August, we have received over 300 excellent photos from all over the world – showcasing positive change in areas such as education, child and maternal health, and environmental protection. We are really thrilled by what we …

International Youth Day 2015 – Girls, girls girls!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, 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, …

Financing Global Health R&D: “Investments in R&D one of the most effective ways to improve global health”

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Financing global health R&D is but one of many issues in the global development agenda that the international community will debate in a series of major international events this year. In September in New York, international leaders will agree to the agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals. In December, the world will descend on Paris to try to …

WPD 2015: taking stock of the MDGs (pt. 2): Gender Equality

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

Improving the position of girls and women around the world was an important touchstone for the Millennium Development Goals. But, was it at the core of the MDGs agenda? Have the last 15 years shown a marked improvement for girls and young women across a range of issues – access to education and the workforce, accountability, and political representation? And, …

World Population Day 2015: taking stock of the MDGs (part 1)

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Each year in July when World Population Day comes around, we at DSW like to take stock of the situation of the people living in some the world’s poorest countries. In particular, we want to see how the young men and women that we work with on a day-to-day basis in East Africa – supported them to be empowered and …

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 …

Making Development Accountable: Youth Accountability and the Sustainable Development Goals

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Youth Empowerment

If you read the blog, you will know that DSW will be actively participating in the European Development Days, the annual gathering of international development experts in Brussels this week, with several panel discussions and debates. With youth empowerment a core part of our work, we are pleased to be working with partners on a session on youth accountability for …

Guest post: 7 Global Health takeaways on the post-2015 negotiations

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This is a guest post by our partners at the Global Health Technology Coalition (GHTC), written by Marissa Chimola. For more information on the GHTC, visit their website. The article was originally published here. Trying to navigate and understand the post-2015 negotiations can be a challenge, so to help add some clarity, last week the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) …