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About Us

Who We Are

GRAN is a non-partisan network of volunteers working together across Canada to advocate at local, national and international levels for the human rights of grandmothers, vulnerable children and youth of sub-Saharan Africa.

To find out more about GRAN's organizational structure and working groups .

What We Do

The focus of GRAN’s work is strategic and effective education and advocacy.

GRAN members take action to raise public awareness and influence policy-makers in three key areas:

  • Ensuring access to affordable medicines
  • Improving access to education
  • Ending violence against women and girls

GRAN actions can take many forms:

  • Participating in study groups and workshops
  • Writing to and meeting with Members of Parliament
  • Signing and circulating petitions
  • Organizing public educational events
  • Submitting newspaper articles and Letters to the Editor
  • Attending rallies and peaceful demonstrations
  • Collaborating with like-minded organizations