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The Climate Crisis and sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is one of the places in the world where the impact of the climate crisis is being felt most profoundly.  In a recent report, the World Food Program identified SSA as an area in which escalating hunger will be seen in the first half of 2020, with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance to avert the risk of famine.

Mining Justice

GRAN's Mining Justice campaign is undertaken in support of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa experiencing human rights abuses in mining communities.   

Widespread well-documented human rights abuses have been associated with the activities of many Canadian mining companies abroad. These companies must be held accountable for their actions in the communities in which they operate.

Not surprisingly, women are disproportionately affected by human rights abuses in mining communities, including:

Election 2015

How the 2015 election can benefit the grandmothers of Africa

Women are the driving force of development in all societies. This is particularly true in AIDS ravaged sub Saharan Africa--- grandmothers provide a stellar example. But we also know that women of all ages are prevented from fulfilling their potential to raise themselves and their communities out of poverty by a number of barriers based in gender inequality that the international community, including Canada, has been promising to address for decades.

Meet Gladys Arthur

Dec 11, 2019

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based  Violence, the Nobel Women’s Initiative is highlighting the lives of courageous human rights defenders.  Click here to meet Gladys Arthur... Read more