GRAN is a member of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. We are partnering with more than 450 CSOs in more than 70 countries to build an understanding of what it will take to end child marriage. In sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of women are married as children (before age 18). ChildRead more . . .
This week (May 19-22) over 1500 global leaders in education will meet at the World Education Forum in Korea. Led by UNESCO, UN-agencies, Ministers of Education, education specialists, CSO’s, NGO’s and other stakeholders will gather to consult, discuss and interact as they put together a powerful new education agenda with the intent to transform livesRead more . . .
On 25 March, 2015, Margaret Giles, a GRAN participant and President of the International Longevity Center based at the University of Ottawa, participated in the United Nations post 2015 intergovernmental negotiations focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indicators. Having been allowed only 2 minutes for her talk, Margaret provides very valuable information onRead more . . .
Every year, almost one million children under five years of age die of pneumonia for which a preventable vaccine exists, but is too expensive for many developing countries. Most of pneumonia victims are less than 2 years old and most of those preventable deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Children with HIV-AIDS are particularlyRead more . . .
‘Ask Her Talks’ will be coming to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto at the end of May. We believe GRAN participants will interested in what these dynamic and expert African women from the continent will have to say about what happens when crises strike. These events are sponsored by the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the informationRead more . . .
POUR A GLASS OF WINE! TIME TO CELEBRATE! CANADA MAKES PLEDGE TO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION On April 16th, at the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, Minister of International Development, Christian Paradis, announced that Canada met GRAN’s ask for a commitment of $120 million dollars to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)Read more . . .
Please read our media release congratulating the government on its announcement today of the contribution to the Global Partnership on Education. MEDIA RELEASE Grandmothers Advocacy Network Welcomes Canada’s Commitment to the Global Partnership for Education Ottawa, April 16, 2015 — The Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) is delighted with the announcement today of Canada’s contributionRead more . . .
IN OUR OWN WORDS. WHAT OLDER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN OLDER AGE is a new report from the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People. In this important report older people from 50 countries (including 10 in Africa) talk about the ageism, discrimination and denial of human rights that theyRead more . . .
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 . . .