Brainwaves and Washing Machines

Rena Föhr Uncategorised

A dozen of people forming a circle in a small room. They stare at each other, eyes beaming strangely. Then, slowly, they start moving their hips, shouting simultaneously: “Whooaashing machiiine”. Sounds creepy? It isn’t! Instead, it was the initial exercise of a very harmless and very productive workshop at DSW. And while the whooaashing machiiine exercise served to warm up …

YouthCan: Call for Applications to join the Youth Can! advocacy training programme in Kenya and Tanzania

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorised

DSW is pleased to announce a call for applications to join the Youth Can! training programme on advocacy for Family Planning and Reproductive Health. We are seeking applications from local youth-focused (with a special focus on youth-led) CSOs in Kenya and Tanzania by 15 October 2017. The capacity development workshops will take place between March and June 2018, following an …

MEPs PRNDs Survey

Press Release – MEPs support EU funding for disease research, reject Commission, Council threat of cuts

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

DSW MEP Survey: MEPs support EU funding for disease research, reject Commission, Council threat of cuts Brussels, September 7, 2017: In the results of a new survey released today, a two-thirds majority of the European Parliament believes that the EU is not spending enough money to fund research that is targeted at HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other diseases …

FP2020

London Calling! Joining the fight for family planning funding

Renate Baehr Uncategorised

Hectic activity in County Hall, very close to the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster. People from all nations are gathered together in small groups, debating each other with great interest. I am at the “Family Planning 2020” (FP2020) family planning conference. International representatives from governments, organisations and the private sector are meeting to discuss the rights of girls and …

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 …

It’s Time to Take Action!

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

For over twenty-five years, DSW has advocated on the right of women everywhere, especially those living in countries of poverty, for complete access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, information, and supplies. We remain fully convinced that empowering young women – by reducing gender inequalities, by listening to their needs, and by including their voices in development …

Screaming Silently? Perspectives of Youth Voices in the ACP EU

Imali Ngusale Uncategorised

In April, I had an amazing opportunity of visiting to Brussels. This was my second time. My opinion of Brussels is that its architecture gives more meaning to the adage old is gold. I was very excited about my itinerary for a week of meetings set up by my colleagues at DSW’s Brussels office, but this was, however, short-lived. The …

Kenyan woman thrives thanks to DSW’s youth-to-youth intervention

DSW’s youth-to-youth programme unleashes the potential of Kenyan woman

Collins Baswony Kenya, Uncategorised, Youth Empowerment

  Esther Mbuthia is an outside caterer living and working in Nairobi In 2012, DSW trained Esther as part of her youth group ‘Pamoja Tuinuke’ (Together we rise) on entrepreneurship through the youth-to-youth programme. As part of the training programme, ‘Pamoja tuinuke’ was granted outside catering implements to help them start their business. The implements they received included ‘chefing dishes’, cooking …

We Stand United with UNFPA

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

  For those of us working to secure women’s rights, to ensure that women and girls living in countries affected by extreme poverty gain the ability to choose their own path in life free threats of violence, coercion, and discrimination; today’s decision by the Trump administration to halt funding for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) came as a massive blow.

Saving lives

Saving Lives: Europe’s Role in Ending HIV & AIDS

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Imagine2030, Uncategorised

Today, in recognition of World AIDS Day, sees the launch of two new initiatives from Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW). The first, ‘Imagine2030’ is a new global health focused campaign which aims at raising awareness about the need for increased EU investment in global health innovation if we are to defeat diseases of poverty, such HIV & AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis …