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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
Well, we are still waiting and we have been waiting since The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Replenishment Conference in Brussels last June.Canada has yet to make its official pledge to the GPE.We have written letters, tweeted and visited our MP’s and Canada has still not made a commitment. Universal Children’s Day on November 20th Read more . . .