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 …

New Guttmacher Study: Better Access, Improved Support, More Research!

Lisa Trujillo Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Time is ticking, fast, particularly for very young adolescents aged 10-14 years old. This is a stage in life that is characterised by rapid physical changes, such as the onset of puberty. It also includes very dynamic social and emotional situations that include first-time intimate and sexual experiences for some, as found in a recent study conducted by the Guttmacher …

I am not going to talk about it

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Today, on the occasion of the release of the latest WHO annual World Health Statistics report, I have decided that I am not going to talk about: The fact that more than 3,000 young adolescents die every single day from causes that are largely preventable. The fact that the leading cause of death for girls and young women aged 15–19, …

Kenya: DSW trains 20 more young people on family planning and budget advocacy

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

  DSW trained 20 youth from Bungoma, Nandi, West Pokot and Trans Nzoia Counties in Kenya on family planning and budget advocacy during a two-day workshop convened on 2nd and 3rd of May 2017 in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. The training workshop was conducted to convey to the youth knowledge on identifying and engaging stakeholders, communication / facilitation skills, understanding …

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.

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.

The future is mine – nothing can stop me!

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

In this day and age, it is staggering to think that although women and girls make up half of the world’s population, they continue to represent over 70% of the world’s poor. Creating a more equitable and sustainable future means building better opportunities in education, health and employment. This not only has benefits for women and girls, but also creates …

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 …

european week of action for girls 2016

European Week of Action for Girls 2016 – come join the party!

Eoghan Walsh Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW is a proud partner of the European Week of Action for Girls (#eugirlsweek), an annual week-long event taking place in Brussels which aims to raise awareness of and advocate for girls’ rights and empowerment to be at the heart of the EU’s external action. Now in its sixth year, the European Week of Action for Girls is organised by a coalition of …

family planning youth champions

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, …

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, …

A look at…DSW Kenya!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Introducing..., Kenya, News, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Since the year 2000, DSW has been working with Kenyans enabling them to work towards a healthy future for all. We have done this by supporting a conversation about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and what this means for Kenya’s efforts of improving health outcomes. We operate from Nairobi with a liaison office in Mombasa and programme interventions …