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About GRAN

The Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) is a non-partisan network of volunteers working together across Canada to achieve our vision. We advocate to influence national and global policymakers.

Our vision is a world where the human rights of older women, children, youth, and gender-diverse persons are recognized and protected so that they can achieve their full potential. Our passion for this vision is a deep concern for the well-being and human rights of grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa and the children and youth in their care, as well as those of marginalized women in communities of the Global South.

  • We advocate at the local, national, and international level for policies and programs that will address the needs of older women, children, youth and gender-diverse persons.
  • We educate to raise public awareness and invite engagement.
  • We partner with like-minded organizations to amplify our voices and increase our impact.

Older Women Prevail in Landmark Climate Case

Apr 10, 2024

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday in favour of a group of more than 2000 older women from Switzerland who had argued that their government's inadequate efforts to combat... Read more