Older Women Count!

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Feb 182015
 

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/

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Jan 282015
 
U.S PRESSURE THREATENS INDIA’S ROLE AS PHARMACY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

India has been a global leader in providing access to affordable medicines in the developing world earning its reputation as Pharmacy of the Developing World. Its patent law is credited for enabling generic producers to bring down the price of HIV medicines from $10,000 per person per year in 2000 to about $100 today, contributing

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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

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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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