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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:

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.

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: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect !

 

Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence, most often perpetrated by an intimate partner. 

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COVID-19: Women will Bear the Burden

Apr 10, 2022

"Endemic is the word for a pandemic in places that people in power can ignore. ...  If the grotesque combination of corporate greed, government inaction and global underfunding that perpetuates... Read more

Together for Learning Summit

Apr 02, 2022

The Grandmother’s Advocacy Network, alongside its partners in the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the release of the outcome document launched at the Together... Read more

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