DSW in Brussels celebrates its Super Sweet Sixteen!

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

As part of the celebration’s of DSW’s 25th birthday in 2016, we are presenting the stories of the people and offices that work for DSW. Here, Cecile Vernant, the Head of EU Advocacy for DSW in Brussels, speaks about the work DSW does in Europe – and celebrates the Brussels’ office own, very special birthday! Sweet Sixteen, or when you realise that you …

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 …

EU Girls Week – a story from Mozambique

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

For the European Week of Action for Girls, we are delighted to showcase success stories from around the world. Here, in a guest post, our friends at UNIDO introduce us to two young women from Mozambique. Read on! Introducing Vilma and Valeria, 27, beneficiaries of the programme in Mozambique Activity: Sewing, production of clothes, bags and necklaces in capulana Vilma …

European Week of Action for Girls 2015: Girls must be at the heart of sustainable development efforts

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

EU must ensure girls benefit equally from the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a coalition of NGOs. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the EU must do more to ensure girls’ rights and gender equality are at the heart of its external action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the most ambitious effort yet to reduce …

European Week of Action for Girls – Standing up for girls’ rights!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

As part of the “European Alliance for Girls[1]” DSW organised a number of high-profile events during this week for the European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) on the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11. The fourth edition of the European Week of Action for Girls is organised by Plan EU Office and several civil …

European Week of Action for Girls 2014 – Securing a brighter future for girls

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

This year I celebrate twenty years working for DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung). During this time, I have been fortunate to witness significant progress in advancing the cause of young women and girls. Their ability to choose their own futures is vital, not only for their own social and economic development, but also for the communities in which they live. They …