DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)
DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international non-governmental organisation committed to enabling a sustainable development of the world's population.
DSW especially supports measures in developing countries which:
- promote a humane slowing of population growth
- improve the quality of life of young people
- empower women and their role in society and
- limit the spread of HIV/AIDS.
In order to achieve this, DSW's work is focussed on three main activity areas:
Its development programmes help those living in developing countries protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies and HIV/AIDS through providing education on sexuality and contraception. Young people aged 10-24 – particularly vulnerable to sexual and reproductive risks – form the focal point of DSW’s work in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In these countries, DSW has piloted the Y2Y to help improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people by young people.
Its international co-operation work aims to mobilise resources, which support the implementation of the Plan of Action decided at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994.
At German and European level, DSW's press and advocacy work - providing information on a series of population-related issues - raises awareness amongst the public on the consequences of an increasing world population for sustainable development, whilst also mobilising political and financial support of sexual and reproductive health and family planning programmes.
For more information on DSW, please take a look at http://www.dsw-kenya.org
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Leading a healthy and productive life, given the challenges that many young people face, requires access to appropriate information and services, as well as the development of decision-making and interpersonal skills.
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