In order to be as close as possible to the political events in the capital, DSW has an office in Berlin. The advocacy team there is in direct contact with political decision-makers to keep global health, sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality and, last but not least, the fight against poverty on the agenda and to campaign for urgently needed investments in development cooperation.

A key instrument for this is the All Party Parliamentary Group for Population and Development, established by DSW in 2003. In this cross-party and cross-committee body, parliamentarians are comprehensively informed and contribute their knowledge to the debates and decision-making processes.

“Self-determination over body, health & sexuality is fundamental. But power inequality limits women, girls & minorities. Feminist development policy empowers the disadvantaged. DSW remains committed to the fight for equality.”

Maren Jesaitis
Head of Advocacy Germany Unit | Head of Berlin Office

Impressions of our work

Presentation of the World Population Report with Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze

Presentation of the World Population Report at the Federal Press Conference

Protest in front of the Chancellery campaigning for higher ODA funds #Luftnachoben

Major political campaign in the course of the 2021 federal elections

Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, visits the Githurai Youth Empowerment Centre in November 2019

Further information

Our team in Berlin

Christine Hassemer

Advocacy Officer Germany

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-20

Tanja Siebenbrodt

Advocacy Officer Germany

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-15

Mara Scherner

Advocacy Officer Global Health R&D Germany

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-12

Marlene Weck

Advocacy Officer SRHR

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-11

Ursel Zetzsche

Project and Office Management Officer

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-16

Ann-Christin Buck

Head of Institutional Funding & Partnership Unit

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-14

Dr. Matthias Epe

Senior Institutional Funding & Partnership Officer

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-26

Elias Domsch

Communications Officer

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-19

Dörthe Müller

Head of Monitoring & Evaluation Unit

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-13

Gabriel Torres Molina

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Telefon: +49 30 2400069-25

Lora Yousef

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Telephone: +49 30 2400069–24

Julia Ostermann

Finance Officer

Telephone: + 49 30 2400069-21

Shane O’Halloran

Head of Digital Transformation & Business Development Unit

Telephone: +49 30 2400069-17