Ensuring a Safer Tomorrow
for the Youth of Today
DSW RESPONDS TO COVID-19

OUR ROLE IN RESPONDING

DSW remains as strong and committed as ever towards ensuring that young people living in countries where we work have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights information, services, and supplies. However, we cannot escape the stark reality that COVID-19 infection rates are increasing on a daily basis across Africa. This will for sure have an impact on our country projects and global outreach, but we are responding rapidly so that our staff, project workers, youth champions, and communities, are properly informed and can operate safely. Our teams are drawing up emergency plans so that, despite temporary closures of our bureaus and Youth Empowerment Centers, we can continue our work with as minimal interruptions as possible.

This, coupled with your support and confidence in our work, will ensure that we are reaching those that need us the most.

COVID-19 REPORTS

We are all aware of the news coming from the countries where we live and work – but how is the reality for ordinary people on the ground in east Africa? What is it like to be a young person living in the slums of Kenya? Are SRHR services been affected by the crisis? There are so many unknowns these days so we decided to shine a light on what is happening. We will continue to report as the situation continues.

Report from Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya (August 2020)

On COVID-19 – An Interview with Miss Kibera, Joyce Wanjiru

Joyce Wanjiru, 29, is the current Miss Kibera, the annual contest held in Kibera to recognise young leaders in the community. She runs the Beyond the Scars mentorship programme where she talks to and mentors young people on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She is the latest Kibera-based Champion to...

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