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The Right to Education and Life-Long Learning

Education and training for their grandchildren and themselves is a top priority for African grandmothers raising young people orphaned by AIDS. And yet this basic right is so often denied. GRAN is relentless in its efforts to remind Canada and the international community that quality education must be available to all, especially to the poorest and most vulnerable.


GRAN Campaigns related to the Right to Education and Life-Long Learning:

The Right to Food

A Fundamental Human Right

GRAN recognizes access to adequate food as an inherent human right. The right to food is not about charity, but about ensuring that all people have the capacity to feed themselves in dignity. For this right to be fully realized, food must be available, accessible, adequate, and sustainable.1

Climate Justice and sub-Saharan Africa

The climate emergency disproportionately affects the disempowered and most marginalized across the world – the poor, the old, the very young, and women in particular. Protecting the vulnerable is a matter of justice.

Climate justice is a human-centred approach to responding to the challenges of climate change that embraces human rights, equity, and fairness.

Global Partnership for Education

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE), set up in 2002, to “galvanize and coordinate a global effort to deliver a good quality education to all girls and boys, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable.” www.globalpartnership.org/about-us  The GPE includes sixty developing countries, donor governments, such as Canada, international organizations, civil society groups, and the private sector. 

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:

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