We invest in the future: our youth!

We support young people in East Africa in shaping their own lives through sexuality education, access to contraception and opportunities for education.

We are committed to:

DSW’s commitment is to empower the largest generation of young people in East Africa, fostering their potential and contributing to sustainable population development.

Future prospects for young people

We are dedicated to fostering the full participation of young people in East Africa by amplifying their voices, advocating for their education, and creating opportunities for political participation.

Sexuality education and contraception

We are committed to promoting comprehensive sexuality education, ensuring access to modern contraceptives, and advocating for the right to voluntary family planning. These represent fundamental human rights, essential for fostering a self-determined and healthy future for all.

Equal rights

We are committed to gender equality, the bodily autonomy of women and girls and ending all forms of gender-based violence. This includes culturally harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriage.

Political dialogue

We are involved in the political dialogue in Germany and the EU: issues such as sexual and reproductive health, global health and the provision of funds for human rights-based development cooperation belong on the political agenda. Collaboration is key to realizing our goals of empowering young people and communities in low- and middle-income countries, facilitating access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, supporting their rights, and eradicating poverty. We engage with decision-makers at all levels to motivate and drive implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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Where we work

We work in Europe and East Africa to achieve our goals: in Europe, we advocate for our concerns at the political level, and on the ground in East Africa, we support young people to locally exercise their right to bodily autonomy.

Our offices in Germany and in the EU

DSW’s headquarters are based in Hannover. We operate in Berlin and Brussels, actively engaging with political decision-makers to advocate for our goals and garner their support.

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Project work on site

We collaborate with individuals dedicated to enhancing living conditions, providing support through sustainable concepts and fostering strong partnerships.

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