World Contraception Day 2018 in Ethiopia

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Population Dynamics

In partnership with Bayer, German-based multinational pharmaceuticals, the World Contraception Day (WCD) was commemorated on October 22nd 2018 at DSW Youth Development Training Center in Debrezeit (Bishoftu), Ethiopia. This year’s key message was “Your Life, Your Future.” A half-day occasion, which saw the attendance of about seventy enthusiastic in-and-out of school youth, was being spent on a panel discussion. Nearly …

Contraception is not just about sex – it’s about saving lives!

Shane O'Halloran Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

When I was growing up in Ireland, the sale and advertising of modern contraceptives was banned. As ridiculous as it sounds now, the only way to obtain modern contraceptives was to buy them illegally down dark corners in some of the more dodgy parts of Dublin. Yes, there was a black market for condoms! Fortunately things eased up over the …

DSW youth meet-up

Introducing DSW’s Youth Meet-up 2018!

Eoghan Walsh Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

DSW is big on youth and to show this we have teamed up with our partners to bring youth voices to the heart of power in Europe, with our Youth Meet-up 2018! Youth is, after all, right there in our logo! We are committed to the belief that “youth can”, and see the results every day in the projects that we …

DSW’s Women Deliver Daily Diary – Day 3: better than Vegas

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

Did I say that Women Deliver started early I swear it is earlier and earlier each day. Wednesday morning found me slumped over my breakfast pastries at a (thankfully quite interesting) discussion on the future of the High Level Task Force on the Future of the ICPD, of which DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr is a member. With the task …

World Contraception Day 2014 – Wrap-up of activities

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

World Contraception Day 2014 went off with a bang on Friday last week! DSW, as always, was a proud partner for the day’s celebration, and are fully behind the goal of WCD: a vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted. We were especially pleased this year to take part in a wide range of online and offline activities, …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 6

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 5

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 4

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 + GeNext Uganda – Day 3

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

This Friday – September 26th – DSW along with the rest of the international community will celebrate World Contraception Day 2014. This annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. DSW is a proud partner for World Contraception Day 2014, and this year we are paying particular attention to our hugely successful project GeNext Uganda: “My …

World Contraception Day 2014 – A week-long celebration of contraception!

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

World Contraception Day is set to take place, as it does every year, this Friday on 26th September. As avid readers of the DSW blog will know, we are a strong supporter of World Contraception Day. As usual we will be celebrating the central vision of World Contraception Day – a world where every pregnancy is wanted. As our week of …