GRAN is pleased that Minister of Foreign Affairs the Honourable Rob Nicholson has reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to fight against child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). We applaud the announced support in the amount of $2.3 million for two projects aimed at countering CEFM in Africa. Ending child marriage will result in girls remaining in schoolRead more . . .
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is not just about getting kids into school; the GPE is focussed on improving the learning of students who are already in school. The GPE is at work in 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently Kenya was given a new grant of 88.4 million to scale up successful strategiesRead more . . .
Every three years, GRAN advocates the government of Canada for their fair share to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Ever wondered why funding for TB is so important? What has TB got to do with AIDS? Although curable, nearly 135 years after Dr. Robert Koch announced on March 24th, 1882 thatRead more . . .
For so many years Civil Society organizations such as GRAN have been urging the Canadian government to reach the potential envisioned by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to commit a minimal amount of our Gross National Income to Official Development Assistance – that suggested amount was 0.7% of GNI. Canada has never achieved that goalRead more . . .
International Women’s Day 2015 has come and gone for another year. This day provides us with a time to celebrate and reflect on the gains we have made in our quest for equal rights for women. Yet there remains many challenges, one of which is that many girls are not in school and still facingRead more . . .
We learned this past month that scientists have engineered a new molecule which shows exciting promise in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and could be an alternative to a vaccine. This new approach, which has yet to be tested on humans, has successfully protected Rhesus monkeys in the laboratory from very high challenge dosesRead more . . .
On March 8, International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s achievements but also recognize the struggles around the world for gender equality. At GRAN, we believe it is a good day to renew our commitment to the remarkable older women of Africa. Grandmothers of Africa struggle and achieve every day as they step up to provideRead more . . .
Gavi is a global alliance created in 2000 to provide access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Part of Gavi’s funding comes from donor governments who may choose to confirm their donations at Replenishment Pledging Conferences held every four years, the last one held in Berlin, January 26-27, 2015. At thatRead more . . .
Older women count! We want the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal discussions to recognise that gender inequality can last a lifetime, including in old age, unless specific measures are taken to address it. More at: http://www.helpage.org/what-we-do/post2015-process/international-womens-day-older-women-count/Read more . . .