Apr 162014
 
Listen up! Helen Hamlin Speaks at the UN

A 91-year-old activist speaks out on the post 2015 Millennium/Sustainable Development Goals, April 2014 Helen Hamlin, age 91 is a colleague and activist extraordinaire for the rights of older people. Recently she made a statement at the UN on ageing and the post-2015 framework for the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals. Here is what she Read more . . .

Apr 152014
 
Commission on the Status of Women

Meetings of the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women were held in March in New York, March 10-21. The theme of the Session was the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (due to end in 2015). As a follow-up to these meetings, GRAN, along with Read more . . .

TPP and Globalization

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Apr 152014
 

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, a Columbia University professor and a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist for the World Bank, has written an important article about the Trans Pacific Partnership, published in the New York Times on March 15, in which he suggests that we should Read more . . .

Mar 272014
 
Civil Society Red Flag Letter

One of our partners, the International Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) has forwarded this on to us through the Global Treatment Access Group (GTAG).  GRAN will sign on, and is encouraging others to do so. As many of you may know, during the deliberations on the Commission of Status of Women, at the United Read more . . .

Conflict Minerals

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Mar 102014
 
Conflict Minerals

Conflict minerals contribute to unspeakable violence against women and children Minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses are called “conflict minerals.” The violent exploitation of natural resources has been a persistent problem in the Great Lakes Region of sub-Saharan Africa for much of its history. In recent times, it has ignited Read more . . .

Mar 102014
 
Make cheaper HIV/AIDS drugs available to all

Millions of people die in developing countries every year because they cannot get the medicines they need to treat illnesses like HIV/AIDS. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, where grandmothers are raising millions of vulnerable children who have been orphaned by AIDS, there are about 240,000 new HIV infections among children every year, but only about one-third Read more . . .

Feb 132014
 
Raise Hope for Congo Campaign

On March 6th, the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign is partnering with the United Nations for an event in recognition of International Women’s Day. The event will focus on new strategies for combating sexual violence in Congo, including accountability, an inclusive peace process for Congo, and progress toward ending the conflict minerals trade. Read more . . .

Feb 132014
 

Gold profits protected by sexual violence: a crime we can address globally.

Feb 102014
 
Big Pharma dirty tricks in South Africa SUMMARY

Summary from an article by Adele Baleta in The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9916,  Summary by Peggy Edwards   Attempts to reform South Africa’s patents laws have been marred with controversy over a proposed campaign by Big Pharma to derail the process. The Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA), recently sent an email to Read more . . .

Feb 052014
 
Why GRAN has placed a priority on education

In 2011, 57 million children of primary school age were still out of school and 123 million youth (aged 15 to 24) lacked basic reading and writing skills: 61% of them are young women. While these numbers are an improvement over previous years, there is still a need for a coordinated approach to provide education Read more . . .