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

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 …

Making Development Accountable: Youth Accountability and the Sustainable Development Goals

Eoghan Walsh 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 …

Improving access to immunisation: how the GAVI Alliance can make a difference

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Eight non-governmental organisations, members of the European Immunisation and Vaccines Advocacy Coalition (EIVAC), came together on World Immunisation Week (WIW) 2014 to share their views on access to immunisation and the upcoming GAVI pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels.   The outcome is a position paper entitled “Improving access to immunisation: how the GAVI Alliance can make a difference. The paper – endorsed …

Keeping Global Health high on the international agenda

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Improving global health has been much on the agenda in recent months, and will continue to be a big issue into 2014. Improving global health is one of the core goals of DSW. In line with our work on sexual and reproductive health and rights we advocate strongly in all our activities for increased and improved innovation for the advancement …