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 …

World Contraception Day 2014 – Wrap-up of activities

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

World Contraception Day 2014 went off with a bang on Friday last week! DSW, as always, was a proud partner for the day’s celebration, and are fully behind the goal of WCD: a vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted. We were especially pleased this year to take part in a wide range of online and offline activities, …

World Contraception Day 2014 – family planning in Myanmar

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community, and the week of World Contraception Day 2014 is no different! Today we are delighted to host a guest piece from Marie Stopes International and 16-year-old Mi Aye from Myanmar.

World Contraception Day 2014 – A week-long celebration of contraception!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

World Contraception Day is set to take place, as it does every year, this Friday on 26th September. As avid readers of the DSW blog will know, we are a strong supporter of World Contraception Day. As usual we will be celebrating the central vision of World Contraception Day – a world where every pregnancy is wanted. As our week of …

IYD 2014 – Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

Renate Baehr Youth Empowerment

It’s not easy to be a young person living in Kenya today. Compared with adults, adolescents are at higher risk of illness and even death from pregnancy related complications, HIV infection, or other sexually transmitted infections. In addition, unintended pregnancy is often the main cause for girls leaving formal education, the consequences of which can take a toll on their …