DSW Tanzania showcases Youth Empowerment Centres (YEC) and Youth Clubs as “Safe Spaces for Youth”

Philomena Marijani Success Stories, Tanzania, Youth Empowerment

In Tanzania the national commemoration of International Youth Day   took place from August 10-12, 2018. August 10, 2018 was dedicated for the community services that include planting of trees and visiting stakeholders’ youth programmes that illustrate this year’s International Youth Day theme “Safe Spaces for Youth.”  On this day there were field site visits where different stakeholders from national and …

From DSW to Action 4 Health Uganda: interview with Bernard Tusiime

Rena Föhr Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Uganda, Youth Empowerment

New organisation meets personal success story: Dr. Bernard Tusiime, who joined DSW in 2006, is now the CEO of Action 4 Health Uganda. A4HU has taken over the operations of DSW Uganda, and remains affiliated to DSW in Germany. We asked Bernard three questions about his journey, lessons learned, and future dreams.   You joined DSW Uganda 12 years ago. …

Big, colourful, international: celebrating the launch of Action 4 Health Uganda

Rena Föhr Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Uganda, Uncategorised, Youth Empowerment

IN COOPERATION WITH BERNARD TUSIIME / ACTION 4 HEALTH UGANDA Action 4 Health Uganda (A4HU) is a new youth empowerment organisation dedicated to mainstream young people’s engagement in socio-economic development and promoting sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It was registered as an entity to take over the operations of DSW Uganda, and remains affiliated to DSW in Germany. This …

These people will give you hope and inspiration: meet activists from the European Development Days

Rena Föhr Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

What can you learn from a 78-year-old Peruvian activist, a young biomedical scientist from Nigeria, and a child marriage survivor from Uganda? At the European Development Days, we talked and listened to them to find out. BY RENA FÖHR & ALICE BRIDGWOOD Mamá Lucinda, Peru While others retire, Lucinda Terrazas is busy building her dream.  The 78-year-old Peruvian is a …

Silvia poses with her mother

“I’ll have a better future than my mum“: peer educator Silvia talks about Kenyan Mother’s Day traditions

Rena Föhr Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Youth Empowerment

INTERVIEW: MALENE HUMMEL / TRANSLATION: RENA FÖHR & EOGHAN WALSH Silvia Bulali is a 25-year-old peer educator trained by DSW Kenya. She teaches young people about sexual health and contraception. Today, Silvia tells us about Kenyan Mother’s Day traditions and how it is being a mother in her country. Silvia, how is Mother’s Day celebrated in Kenya? Silvia: we show …

Intervention improves nutritional status of women and children

Kenya: Intervention improves nutritional status of women and children

Collins Baswony Kenya, Success Stories

Moses Otieno* is a healthy two-year-old boy who does all the things a two-year-old boy should be doing: exploring, playing and being mischievous. But this was not always the case. In May 2017, Moses was suffering from acute severe malnutrition and could barely stand. His journey to recovery started following a visit by a community health volunteer, who visited his …

Kilifi County family planning Costed Implementation Plan 2017-2021 launch

Kenya: Residents of Kilifi set to benefit from improved family planning services

Collins Baswony Kenya, News, Success Stories, Uncategorised

Kilifi, DSW’s partner county in Kenya launched its 2017 – 2021 family planning costed implementation plan (CIP) on 11th July 2017. The County’s acting director of health services Vincent Iduri said thatfamily planning costed implementation plan (CIP) will go a long way in helping in addressing the challenge of low contraceptive uptake in rural areas compared to urban areas. “The …

A More Gender Inclusive World? Ja, Danke!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, DSW is standing behind women and girls world-wide as we call on government leaders and political decision-makers to recognise and correct the staggering levels of discrimination and inequality facing half of the world’s population.

Kenya: Residents of Nakuru County set to benefit from better family planning services

Kenya: Residents of Nakuru County set to benefit from better family planning services

Collins Baswony Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories

The County Government of Nakuru, a DSW’s partner county in Kenya, launched its family planning costed implementation plan for the next five years in a bid to improve family planning service delivery. The Nakuru County Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2017 – 2021 is a five-year roadmap designed to help the County Government of Nakuru achieve its family planning goals …

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. 10.2 million (USD 99,000) 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.

Kenya: Family planning champions trained by DSW petition Mombasa county assembly on botched budget meetings

Collins Baswony Kenya, Success Stories

  Four youth family planning champions trained by DSW on budget advocacy for family planning joined other civil society actors and citizens in petitioning county government of Mombasa about a flawed budget meeting. The petition, submitted to the Mombasa County Assembly Clerk, Tubmun Otieno, on the 27th of June, 2016 called on the clerk and speaker of the county assembly …

German Members of Parliament (MPs) visit DSW ‘s Youth Center

Diana Shuma Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW Tanzania has been promoting availability of Youth Friendly Services (YFS) since it was established in Tanzania. Through capacity building for services providers, mentoring and availing health centers with youth corner DSW has contributed to increase access and utilization of Family Planning(FP) and  Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH)  services, information and education among youth in the targeted districts. To learn and …

DSW Tanzania: Women and Girls Information Resource Centre Launched!

Diana Shuma Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

“From I can’t to I can’’ these were words of excitement said by Ms Dora Msuya from Mto Simba Women Group during the official embedding of Women and Girls Information Resources Center into local authority, in Monduli district. During the month of November, DSW through the Women and Girls’ Empowerment (WOGE) project has embedded the Women Information center activities into …