And what a conversation it was – to find out more, click here.
Providing all children of the world with a good education requires major cooperation and resources, The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only education focused multilateral partnership in the world and it has the potential to get the world’s out of school children into the classroom and learning. The GPE now works with over Read more . . .
SPECIFIC RISKS IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CHAPTER (IP) OF THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP As GRAN continues to draw attention to the considerable problems with the proposed TPP, we are sharing here information provided by a professor and economist at Columbia University in New York City. Not a recent article but still valid, Joseph Stiglitz lists Read more . . .
Sadly, Bill C-486, The Conflict Minerals Act, did not pass second reading Wednesday night. Its defeat denies the bill the hoped-for review by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. All New Democrat, Liberal, Bloc Québécois, Green Party members and the single independent member voted in favour. Notably, one Conservative member, Mr. Steven Read more . . .
August 1, 2014 Dear Minister Paradis, We are writing to thank you for hosting the Roundtable on July 9th, 2014 to discuss Canada’s approach to supporting access to quality education in developing countries. As Canadian-based development organizations focused on education, we are proud of Canada’s continued commitment and long-term support to education programming. We encourage Read more . . .
The illegal trade in minerals that fuels conflict also leads to dramatic increases in violence against women and children. GRAN’s Violence Against Women committee on Conflict Minerals invites you to join in the Just Minerals Campaign’s Day of Action: On September 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. the Just Minerals Campaign invites Canadians to turn off Read more . . .
On June 26th, over 800 delegates from donor and developing countries gathered in Brussels to start a second replenishment period for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). As of mid-August, Canada has yet to make its official pledge to the GPE. Canada was represented at the conference by Greta Bossenmaier, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Read more . . .
There are devastating consequences when girls and young women are forced into marriages. Opportunities for education are cut off while the risks to health, abuse and violence increase. It constitutes a human rights violation that is deeply implicated in gender inequality. Read GRAN’s Child Early and Forced Marriage Backgrounder and our Policy Statement for more information.
With President Obama promising a draft of TPP agreement by November 2015, it would seem that time may be running out to impact this process. The only real opportunity left may be by domestic pushback- making the TPP unsaleable in Canada. At a briefing by the Canadian government following recent TPP negotiation meetings in Ottawa, Read more . . .
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 . . .