GRAN participants reach out to support key campaigns that address our priorities. We invite you to consider supporting this effort of the African Union. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, African Union Goodwill Ambassador for the Campaign to End Child Marriage, invites you to join the global effort. See her viewpoint at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-q4IZbU7Ms. Letter from Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, African Union Goodwill Read more . . .
GRAN ADDS SUPPORT TO THE MSF REGARDING THE THREAT TO ACCESS TO MEDICINES BY THE TPP The most recent round of TPP negotiations were held in Ottawa July 3-12 under a level of secrecy never seen in Canada before according to activists who rallied outside the Delta Hotel where the meetings were taking place (http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/1092869/activits-call-for-transparency-on-transpacific-partnership). Read more . . .
The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)–previously called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will guide international efforts around the world for sustainable development in the UN system and beyond over the next 15 years. 192 UN member states, including Canada, have agreed to develop and operationalize activities to meet these goals as part of the post-2015 Read more . . .
At the recent Global summit the Prime Minister hosted on maternal, new born and child health in Toronto, May 28 to 30, he made a very welcome announcement on new funding for the this initiative. While GRAN is delighted at the $3.5 billion promised over 2015-2020, we are urging the government to close a current Read more . . .
Don’t miss this moving video from the International Campaign to Stop Rape in Conflict. In the video, Congolese women speak out against the atrocities and violence they have endured throughout the lengthy war in DRC. They want to tell their stories, to be listened to as men are, and to act as agents of change to Read more . . .
Day of the African Child #10DaystoGo… Canada Decides You are invited to sign your name to the e-letter to support this campaign. Sign petition here: http://becauseiamagirl.ca/support-global-education Every signature makes a difference! To join us in additional actions on June 16th, please see the end of the post. Every year on June 16, the African Union Read more . . .
Time for Action! The Time is NOW! 65 Million Girls Not Accessing School in the World Half of these girls live in sub-Saharan Africa Please support GRAN’s commitment to girls and women’s education in sub-Saharan Africa by signing the on-line e-letter to Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, urging Canada to increase its pledge Read more . . .
Dear Mr Harper, This is in follow up to a letter sent to your office from the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) on January 20th, 2014, regarding the proposed extension of Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property protection in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. We would really appreciate hearing from you on this very important issue. For the Read more . . .
GRAN has been devastated to learn of yet another kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria. Three weeks ago nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their school. After terrorist organization Boko Haram claimed responsibility and vowed to sell those girls into slavery or marriage (the same thing for young girls), a second kidnapping took place; this time Read more . . .
The time is now. At the end of June it will be too late for us to make a difference to Canada’s commitment to replenish funding for the Global Partnership for Education. It will be another four years before the opportunity arises again. Please let Minister of International Development Christian Paradis know that Canadians care Read more . . .