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  1. 1. 4 A b out DSW» Who We Are and What We Do DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an We promote advocacy dialogue and raise awareness international development and advocacy organisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) founded in 1991 as a non-profit organisation in issues, and on the linkages between sustainable Hannover, Germany, by two entrepreneurs, Erhard development, poverty, health, environmental protec- Schreiber, and Dirk Rossmann. In addition to its tion, and demographic trends. In addition, DSW headquarters in Hannover, DSW also maintains four monitors and influences political decision-making in country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and areas relating to SRHR. DSW is partner of the United Uganda, as well as liaison offices in Berlin, Germany, Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has consul- and Brussels, Belgium (EU liaison). tative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Our mission is to empower young people and communities in low- and middle-income countries In low- and middle-income countries, DSW supports by addressing the issue of population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health initiatives and family by improving health as key to sustainable development. planning projects. In the countries where we operate, we equip young people with knowledge and infor- mation about how to prevent HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies. Our projects empower them to be able to act on their own behalf, and to over-Empowering People come health and socio-economic obstacles in their lives and environment. for a Healthy Future!
  2. 2. A b out DSW 5» 20 Years DSW On December 12th 2011, DSW celebrated its twentieth anniversary. More than 200 guests came to Hannover, Germany, to join us in celebrating two decades of successful work. Since it was founded over twenty years © Christian Behrens ago, DSW has supported access to SRHR in more than twenty low- and middle-income countries including Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Host and TUI CEO Dr. Michael Frenzel (fifth from right) with A Snapshot of Our Achievements Include: DSW’s Board Members and panel guests at DSW’s twentieth anniversary in TUI headquarters. 20,000 15 million peer educators trained 20 million young people informed about how to protect educational materials distributed themselves from unwanted pregnancies and HIV infection 1 million community members and parents provided with SRHR and contraceptive information Four Goals – One Mission © Reiner Klingholz Making family planning and SRHR a reality for Empowering young people everyone After a long and extensive consultation process that involved the collective insights of our staff and partners from three continents, DSW successfully launched its strategic vision for the next five years. We have identified four measurable goals that will lead and shape the course of our work over the coming years as we aim to make family planning a Engaging in Linking population reality for everyone. We look forward to sharing with global health and health with the you our progress on this important work as we environment move towards 2016. © Andrea Kuenzig