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Profile of registrant

DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)

Identification number in the register: 32018754890-28
Registration date: 04/01/11 13:45:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/12/13 10:18:52
The date of the last annual update was 09/12/13 10:18:52

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)
Acronym: DSW
Legal status: NGO
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Baehr Renate
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Vernant Cecile
Position: NTC EU Advocacy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 115 Goettinger Chaussee 
Hannover D-30459
Telephone number: (+49511) 943730
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Main contact at Brussels office:

Cecile Vernant
NTC EU Advocacy
DSW(Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)
Place du Luxembourg, 2/3
3rd Floor
B-1050 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 504 9060


Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: DSW Mission Statement

DSW helps young people in Africa and Asia escape poverty by equipping them with knowledge on how to protect their health. Unwanted pregnancies and HIV/AIDS compound poverty and lead to the death of many young people. Therefore, we support sexual and reproductive health education initiatives and family planning projects in developing countries that aim to tackle these issues. In Germany and Europe, DSW informs and raises awareness among the press, the general public and policy makers on the close links between sustainable development, poverty, health, environmental protection and demographic trends.

DSW is committed towards development that is future oriented and sustainable. DSW particularly supports efforts promoting the dignity of women and men throughout the world through the implementation of activities outlined in the Cairo Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. The Millennium Development Goals, in particular those related to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and information by 2015, are a significant foundation for our work. After more than 15 years in operation, DSW is the leading ICPD-NGO in Germany and one of the few pro-active SRHR-NGOs in Europe with a strong southern advocacy and programme implementation base.

DSW is an international development organization. It was founded in 1991 as a private non-profit foundation by two entrepreneurs from Hannover. Since then, DSW has grown, in response to its extensive work, to an international organisation.

DSW is internationally recognized for its standards in project management. DSW has been certified by the German Central Institute for Social Studies (Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen/DZI) for its management practices. DZI certification requires meeting stringent conditions for management standards, including transparency in financial management. DSW brings over a decade of institutional experience (and over a century of combined professional expertise) designing, managing and/or implementing projects in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, alone, in bilateral partnerships, in coalitions and consortia, to the proposed project. DSW is extremely proud to be able to say that our work has positively impacted the lives of over 7 million young people, their families and their communities around the world.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Anna Dahlman 29/11/14 27/11/15
Andreia Claudio B 04/12/14 02/12/15
Lisa Goerlitz 05/09/14 01/09/15
Cécile Marie Madeleine VERNANT 25/01/14 23/01/15
Anne Charlotte HRADSKY 25/01/14 23/01/15
Eoghan Walsh 04/09/14 01/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Plaidoyer pour la santé et les droits reproductifs et sexuels

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 140
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

DSW and the United Nations
DSW is the German partner of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. On behalf of the UNFPA, DSW annually releases the German version of the State of the World Population Report. In addition to that, DSW attends important UN conferences and meetings on family planning and reproductive health issues. In June 1999, DSW was awarded Special Consultative Status by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition: Meeting the Need
The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health.

A European Network - EuroNGOs
DSW is both an active member and has a seat on the Steering Committee of EuroNGOs, a network of European NGOs active in the field of sexual and reproductive health, population and development.

Countdown 2015 Europe
Along with 9 other consortium partners, DSW is a member of Countdown 2015 Europe, a partnership of European SRH organisations campaigning for increased funding for reproductive health supplies and the acheivement of the health MDGs. Karen Hoehn, DSW's Director of International Advocacy, sits on the Steering Committee.

International Partnership for Microbicides
As a partner of IPM, DSW helps raise awareness on microbicides by working with the German media as well as key decision makers.

Action Alliance Against AIDS
Over 70 German organisations, as well as more than 200 grassroots organisations belong to the Action Alliance Against AIDS (Aktionbuendnis gegen AIDS).

Federal Association of German Foundations
The Federal Association of German Foundations(Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen) is the umbrella organisation of active foundations in Germany.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health was launched in September 2005, representing an unprecedented collaboration of the world's leading maternal, newborn and child health advocates. Around 80 organisations belong to the partnership, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) for example.

Rotarian Fellowship for Population and Development (RFPD)
DSW supports the Rotarian Fellowship for Population and Development.

VENRO, the Association of German Development non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), is the umbrella organisation of independent and faith-based NGOs working in the fields of development co-operation, emergency assistance, development education, and advocacy. Currently, the Association has 100 member organisations.

AKME (Working Group for Medical Development Cooperation)
The Working Group for Medical Development Cooperation (AKME - Arbeitskreis medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit) is an informal and voluntary association of approximately 100 representatives of German institutions working in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Members include the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and its implementing agencies as well as relevant university departments. The members of the Working Group deal with current issues regarding medical development cooperation and health promotion.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 4,261,100
of which public financing: 141,400
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
UN-Organizations : 141,400
from other sources: 4,119,700
- donations: 1,241,900
- contributions from members:
Foundations : 1,839,700
others : 458,300
Partners : 579,800
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.