CONTRIBUTION TO FAMILY PLANNING
Imagine a world where all youth could choose their own path in life towards achieving their true potential. Where young women and girls had access to all forms of modern contraception, and could successfully plan the timing and spacing of their pregnancies.
DSW’s offices in Germany, the EU, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, work to realize this VISION of a healthy and sustainable world where all young people can achieve their full potential – and where every pregnancy is wanted. By championing young people’s access to youth-friendly FP/SRHR information, commodities and services, we are creating a brighter future for today’s generation.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT LEADS TO GLOBAL ACTION! CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2020
To mark International Youth Day 2020, we are celebrating our four recent interviewees in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, all of whom are devoted to empowering youth and extending youth education on SRHR issues in their community. This year’s theme, Youth Engagement for Global Action, honours the ways in which the engagement of young people at local, national and international levels enriches society. Our moment is a fraught one, with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world population while only 10 years remain to meet the 2030 Agenda.
THE CATASTROPHE WITHIN THE CATASTROPHE
In Kenya, as COVID-19 leads to an increase in unintended teenage pregnancies, we reached out and spoke with several young women facing their own uncertain futures. DSW will continue to work hard, now more than ever, to ensure that all young women and girls are empowered to control their own destinies.
KEY LINKS & INFORMATION
For over thirty years, DSW has focused on the needs and potential of the largest YOUTH generation in history.
We OPERATE in Europe (Hannover, Berlin, and Brussels), and East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania). In Uganda we work united with our partner, Action for Health Uganda.
We are COMMITTED to creating demand for and access to FP/SRHR information, commodities, and services.
We ACHIEVE this by engaging in advocacy, capacity development, and sexual and reproductive health initiatives.
Our Focus on Youth: https://www.dsw.org/en/category/youth-empowerment/
Our Focus on Empowerment: https://www.dsw.org/en/category/female-empowerment/
Empowering Youth during COVID-19: https://www.dsw.org/en/category/covid-19/