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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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EU Girls Week – a story from Mozambique

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

For the European Week of Action for Girls, we are delighted to showcase success stories from around the world. Here, in a guest post, our friends at UNIDO introduce us to two young women from Mozambique. Read on! Introducing Vilma and Valeria, 27, beneficiaries of the programme in Mozambique Activity: Sewing, production of clothes, bags and necklaces in capulana Vilma …

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A story of hope

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Introducing..., Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  Today we have a special guest post from Bryan Jaybee, the winner of our Instagram #BeTheChange2015 photo & story contest. We asked him if he could share with us some further insights to his winning picture and he obliged us with this amazing story. We are extrememly thankful to him and to all contest entrants for their thoughtful responses. …

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Be the Change! Instagram Contest Update

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  We have our Photo of the Week! Congratulations goes out to Valeria Hekker for her amazing photo and description. A photo posted by Valeria Hekker (@hekkerphoto)   #bethechange2015 “Women have been changing and improving their role in society in a way that not only contributes but writes a whole new chapter in world history. This picture was taken this summer …

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Launch of DSW’s Annual Report 2014/15!

Renate Baehr Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

I am delighted to announce that today sees the launch of DSW’s Annual Report for the period 2014/15.  For close to 25 years now, we have been striving continuously for a better world where girls are treated equally, where women have access to modern contraceptives and can decide freely when and how many children they want to have, an end …