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 Meru County, Kenya (November 2020)

Youth Champion Purity Kanana on the Importance of Youth Leadership

Purity Kanana, 23, is a youth leader in Youth and Women Advocacy Network (YWAN), a youth organisation located in Meru County, Kenya. She is the latest Meru-based youth champion to speak to us about how COVID-19 has affected her community. How do you see family planning? We live in a sexually active generation. Family...

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