Jan 222015
 

On January 23, 2015, the chief negotiators of the TPP are meeting in what could be the final opportunity for Canada to stand strong against intellectual property (IP) rules that would limit generic competition that reduces drug prices and improve access to treatment. It is important that Canada rejects provisions being proposed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement that will make it harder for those in developing countries to access affordable generic medicines.

Please consider signing MSF petition if you have not already done so and share with your network. Medicines should not be a luxury. To sign the petition, please go to http://campaigns.msf.ca/tpp

Thank you.

GRAN Will Not Give Up!

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Jan 172015
 
GRAN Will Not Give Up!

GRANS know that education for all will make a positive impact on all communities around the world. The following is GRAN‘s letter sent to both Mr. Harper and Mr. Paradis urging Canada’s promised pledge to the Global Partnership for Education. To read the letter, please CLICK HERE.

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Jan 022015
 
Ageing, Women and the MDGs

Preventing violence against women is a central element to the achievement of all the MDGs and the pursuit of the new Sustainable Development Goals. The Commission on the Status of Women has also recognised the particular risk of violence older women face and stressed “the urgent need to address violence and discrimination against them, especially

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Dec 122014
 

Draft sustainable development goals ignore sexual and reproductive rights of women AGAIN. Summarized from article by Richard Horton in The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9960, Page 2094, 13 December 2014. In 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals were developed, sexual and reproductive health and rights were deliberately dropped. Those forces are still active today. According

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Dec 092014
 

UN Adopts Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage GRANs are thrilled to announce that the UN adopted a Resolution on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage on November 21, 2014, signed by 116 countries. The Resolution, introduced by the Governments of Canada and Zambia, spells out the obligation to enact and uphold policies to prevent

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Closing the AIDS/HIV Gap

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Dec 082014
 

We provide the link to a piece, written by two members of GRAN‘s Leadership Team, which appeared this week in the Huffington Post. Hilary Elliott (Calgary) and Jenny Neal (Saskatoon), marking World AIDS Day (December 1) wrote about the grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa who have done so much to close the gaping hole that HIV/AIDS

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Dec 012014
 
GRANs Wear Orange to Call For an End to Violence Against Women & Girls

During the global ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’, please  follow GRAN’s actions and extend  their reach in any way you can: by sending Letters to the Editor on this subject, by retweeting the many tweets GRAN (@GRANadvocates) will be posting on Twitter or by posting on your Facebook page. Take a look at

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Dec 012014
 

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange) has published a lot of fascinating information on the World AIDS Day page of their website: http://www.catie.ca/en/world-aids-day. While much of CATIE’s work is in Canada, they provide a wealth of information, such as, “Ten things you may not know about HIV.” We recommend that you visit their site.

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