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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:

Sample - Letter to the Editor for GPE Replenishment

Here are four easy steps in writing a letter to the editor:

  • Engage the reader, by offering a good hook - climate change, a comparison with challenges Canadian children are facing being out of school, a recent article related to education
  • State the problem
  • Inform and provide a possible solution
  • Include a call to action - what needs to be done? 

 

Here is a sample LTE for the GPE Replenishment ASK:

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COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Building Support for International Assistance

The federal Liberal Party made a commitment in its 2019 election platform to “…continu[e] to increase Canada’s international development assistance every year towards 2030, reflecting our commitment to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.”

More than a year into the pandemic, governments around the world are still scrambling to deal with the health emergency and its economic repercussions. Developing countries have been especially hard hit.

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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