Apr 162015
 
Canada makes pledge to Global Partnership for Education

  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)

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Apr 162015
 
Canada's commitment to the Global Partnership for Education

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 contribution

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Mar 262015
 
Canada Supports Efforts to End Child Marriage in Tanzania

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 school

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Mar 242015
 
GPE Supports Learning in Kenya

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is not just about getting kids into school; the GPE is focussed on improving the learning of students who are already in school. The GPE is at work in 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently Kenya was given a new grant of 88.4 million to scale up successful strategies

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March 24 is World TB Day

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Mar 212015
 
March 24 is World TB Day

Every three years, GRAN advocates the government of Canada for their fair share to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Ever wondered why funding for TB is so important? What has TB got to do with AIDS? Although curable, nearly 135 years after Dr. Robert Koch announced on March 24th, 1882 that

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Mar 132015
 

For so many years Civil Society organizations such as GRAN have been urging the Canadian government to reach the potential envisioned by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to commit a minimal amount of our Gross National Income to Official Development Assistance – that suggested amount was 0.7% of GNI. Canada has never achieved that goal

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Mar 122015
 

International Women’s Day 2015 has come and gone for another year.  This day provides us with a time to celebrate and reflect on the gains we have made in our quest for equal rights for women.  Yet there remains many challenges, one of which is that many girls are not in school and still facing

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Mar 102015
 

We learned this past month that scientists have engineered a new molecule which shows exciting promise in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and could be an alternative to a vaccine. This new approach, which has yet to be tested on humans, has successfully protected Rhesus monkeys in the laboratory from very high challenge doses

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