The Gates Annual Letter 2015 – 4 quick takeaways for global health

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Each year, in early January the Gates Annual Letter is published. The letter, written by Bill and Melinda Gates, takes stock of the achievements of the global development community in the past year, as well as looking forward to challenges and opportunities ahead. The Gates Annual Letter also pinpoints what needs to be done if we are to reach ambitious …

An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community that strike a chord with us at DSW. Our Executive Director, Renate Baehr, is in New York this week for the UN General Assembly, as a member of the High-level Task Force for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development …

Post-2015, the MDGs and Health – a lot done, more to do!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Every so often, to give a voice to other people and other perspectives, DSW is delighted to host contributions on the blog from partner organisations. It gives us and our partners a chance to start a conversation on issues that are important for us. The opinions expressed in guest blogs do not necessarily reflect those of DSW. This week, Marielle …

#WPD2014 – A startling picture for women and girls

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online at Devex. You can access it on their site here. Nabajju is a young woman living in rural Uganda. While still in school Nabajju, like many girls of her age living in low- and middle-income countries, became pregnant unexpectedly. Unlike many girls in her situation, however, she was lucky …

European civil society calls on Open Working Group to support SRHR

Katrin Erlingsen Youth Empowerment

  DSW together with over 87 European NGOs across 42 European countries joined forces last week to call upon their governments and other like-minded states to express strong support for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the upcoming 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).