• GeNext Uganda: "My life, My Future!"

    Celebrating World Contraception Day 2014 and empowering young people!

  • Why Global Health R&D matters:

    Read our new blog series on the importance of research and development for global health challenges!

  • DSW's Annual Report 2013-2014: Empowering People for a Healthy Future

    Report launched!

  • International Youth Day 2014: Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

  • DSW launches family planning policy and budget analysis reports in East Africa

  • As part of the Youth-to-Youth project, DSW has launched this week a brand new Sexual and Reproductive Health Facilitators’ Training Manual.

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World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 2

2014-09-23 13:00:34 | Posted by Eoghan Walsh

This Friday - September 26th - DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud...

An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century

2014-09-23 11:23:41 | Posted by Eoghan Walsh

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community that strike a chord with us at DSW. Our Executive Director, Renate Baehr, is in New York this week for the UN General Assembly, as a member of...

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda - Day 1

2014-09-22 13:17:27 | Posted by Eoghan Walsh

This Friday - September 26th - DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud...

DSW is extremely proud of the achievements of the people and communities that are at the centre of all our activities in East Africa. It is these volunteers, project participants and youth organisations that are the reason why DSW is able to work to achieve its mission.

Below is a snapshot of participants and graduates of our projects in recent years.

  • Fit for Life - Rhoda Adhiambo's Path to Success

    Rhoda Adhiambo was born and raised in Mathare slums twenty years ago. Growing up, Adhiambo has seen her parents struggle to provide for their five children.



  • Youth to Youth in Uganda - Nabajju's Story

    Since 1995, DSW has established hundreds of youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health education and AIDS prevention training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.



  • Safina’s Story

    Eighteen year old Safina joined the Masindi Budongo Community Youth Organisation (BUCIYO) club after a colleague of hers, who was not known for kindness and empathy for old people, started to take care for the elderly.



  • Ediget Lesetoch Weaving - Fit for Life in Ethiopia

    Meselech is a 35 years old lady with a husband and five kids. Searching for a better job, the family came to Addis from the southern part of the country (Arbaminch) many years ago.



  • Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa - Shashote Timba's Experience

    Informal sector workers are not recognised, registered, regulated or protected under the current labour legislation and are therefore characterized by a high degree of vulnerability...



  • Theresa Mwangi in Nairobi - making a fortune from waste

    Most people will dismiss it as garbage, but for Theresa Mwangi and the Nairobi Old and Young Lutheran Group, the remains of maize and bananas are a fortune and their tools of trade that they use to make their everyday living.



  • Magdalena Qaduwe - Youth Club Leader in Tanzania

    Magdalena Qaduwe, a leader of the Vijana Youth Club in Babati and beneficiary of the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa project explains how the club has transformed youth in her village from despair to having some hope...



Find out more information on DSW's ground-breaking Youth-To-Youth (Y2Y) programme for young people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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