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The Right to Freedom from Violence

Violence against girls and women of all ages is a widespread and systemic violation of human rights. Many older women in sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable to physical, sexual and psychological violence, as well as financial abuse and neglect. GRAN uses its voice to raise awareness of these serious human rights violations and advocates for action to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence.


GRAN Campaigns related to the Right to Freedom from Violence:

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.

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:

The Orange Campaign

Orange the World: Activism to end violence against Women & Girls

From November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, Human Rights Day, the United Nations UNiTE Campaign: 16 Day of Activism to End Gender-based Violence is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls everywhere.

Making Refugee-Inclusive Education a Priority

Jan 18, 2024

“Having an inclusive policy environment is one of the first steps to ensuring refugees have access to the same learning opportunities as host countrynationals.” – Global Partnership for Education... Read more

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