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 Read more . . .

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 Read more . . .

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 Read more . . .

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 Read more . . .

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.

Dec 012014
 
This is World AIDS Day - December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day is a day to pause and to reflect upon the millions of lives lost and on the on-going efforts of many to bring an end to the AIDS pandemic.  It is also a time to reflect on the remarkable strength and continuing determination of the grandmothers despite the grief and trauma they Read more . . .

Successful campaign

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Nov 262014
 
Successful campaign

With many, many thanks to our donors, GRAN is thrilled to share the news that we have achieved our 2014 campaign goal of 150,000 Aeroplan miles. On November 21st when we reached 135,000 miles, Aeroplan automatically added 15,000 and ended our campaign. Donated Aeroplan miles are essential for GRAN to be effective, enabling our volunteer Read more . . .