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DSW Ethiopia: SRH Youth Clubs Exhibit Best Practices

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Sexual and Reproductive Health

For fifth time in a row, the annual performances of best practices by SRH youth clubs have been reviewed by DSW in the presence of key stakeholders on January 2, 2017 at DSW-Bonita Youth Development Center. To mark the occasion, representatives from forty-six youth clubs have exhibited their best practices. During this annual review meeting, the effectiveness of club-based approach …

Taking Stock: Family Planning access in Kenya faces challenges

Howard Akimala Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Although the government’s commitment to ensuring family planning access in Kenya, and making sure reproductive health services are available to all Kenyans, is spelled out in the National Reproductive Health Policy, the availability and access of family planning commodities and reproductive health medicines in health facilities remains limited in many areas. This was evident from findings of the Kenya Health Facility Assessment …

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SRHR and the SDGs – new tool launched in Berlin

Katrin Erlingsen Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health

On November 10 and 11, we co-hosted the 14th International Dialogue on Population and Development in Berlin. We did so together with the German Development Ministry, its implementing organisations GIZ and KfW, IPPF and Bayer HealthCare. The topic of this year’s conference was ‘Accountability to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Delivering on Commitments Together’, and as part of this, …

Catherine Pkutor a student at a secondary school in West Pokot narrates her story. Catherine dropped out of school and teenage mother and wife before returning to school to complete her studies. DSW's advocacy work for family planning investment is intended to help thousands of girls like her in Kenya avoid teenage pregnancy PHOTO: Collins Baswony/DSW

Kenya: West Pokot County invests in family planning

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Uncategorised

A Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) partner county in Kenya has invested KES. 19 million (USD 188,000) for family planning for the 2016/2017 financial year. Speaking about this family planning investment, the county’s reproductive health Coordinator, Siree Consolata said that the funds will be used for family planning promotion across the county.

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Turning the tide for our global future

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, News, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Uncategorised, Youth Empowerment

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 …

DSW in Brussels celebrates its Super Sweet Sixteen!

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

As part of the celebration’s of DSW’s 25th birthday in 2016, we are presenting the stories of the people and offices that work for DSW. Here, Cecile Vernant, the Head of EU Advocacy for DSW in Brussels, speaks about the work DSW does in Europe – and celebrates the Brussels’ office own, very special birthday! Sweet Sixteen, or when you realise that you …

Nakuru County Executive Committee for Health Dr. Daniel Mungai Kabii visits the Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) information desk at World Contraception Day 2016 held in Nakuru County

Kenya: World Contraception Day 2016

Collins Baswony HIV & AIDS, Kenya, News, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

  Youth family planning champions mobilised their peers and communities to observe World Contraception Day 2016 in Kenya. The family planning champions, trained and supported by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), worked with other stakeholders to plan and execute four World Contraception Day in Uasin Gishu Mombasa, West Pokot, Laikipia and Nyandarua Counties.

Invest in youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services

Collins Baswony Kenya, News, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

By Dr. George Kamau In the last 12 months, fresh data has been published confirming that Kenya’s teenagers and youth are struggling with their sexuality. According to the National AIDS Control Council, AIDS is the leading cause of death and morbidity among adolescents and young people in Kenya. Approximately 29% of all new HIV infections in Kenya are among adolescents …

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Kenya: creating the next generation of family planning youth champions

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Following a recent four-day training workshop for family planning youth champions conducted by DSW, 26 youth from eight counties in Kenya are now better equipped to advocate for more and better funds for family planning from the public sector. The training workshop covered topic areas critical for family planning advocacy, including understanding family planning concepts, the budget-making process, the public participation framework, …

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Kenya: International Youth Day 2016

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Youth have fun, empower their peers about sexual and reproductive health to mark International Youth Day 2016 Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) members in Nairobi conducted four days of activities building up to the International Youth Day, commemorated annually on the 12th of August. The activities, which included a football tournament, a beauty pageant, community outreach as well as a community cleanup event, …