Turning the tide for our global future

Shane O'Halloran Advance

As the (proud!) father of a nine-year old living in Germany, I find it impossible to imagine a situation where I would block his attendance from school, expose him to violence, pressure him into finding a job to support us, or even force him into marriage. His entire world at the moment consists of juggling homework with his love for …

SWOP 2015: 100 million need shelter from the storm

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

I think 2015 will be remembered as the year when Europe finally woke up to the true reality of human suffering caused by war and violence across the world. So far this year, an estimated 750,000 people have braved the perils of travelling by land and sea to seek an escape from violence – and this number is set to increase into …

DSW launches UNFPA SWOP Report in Germany – The power of 1.8 billion!

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

DSW Launches UNFPA SWOP Report Today, Nov. 18th, DSW published the German version of UNFPA’s State of the World Population (SWOP) Report in Berlin. The theme of this year’s SWOP Report is the potential transformative power of the 1.8 billion young people alive today. As this incredible generation has the power to shape our world, their needs must not be …