G2G_10th anniversary

Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign Celebrates 10 Years!

"Grandmothers and their community based organizations are starting to identify those human rights elements that they must now have," she said. "Land rights. Property rights. Social security. Housing. Health. Food security. All of the rights that they have been largely denied."  Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, Executive Director and co-founder of The Stephen Lewis Foundation

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The Globe and Mail.  (2016.08.16. A11)
"The Grand­moth­ers to Grand­moth­ers grass­roots move­ment isn’t your granny’s craft fair."
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"Africa has become a continent of orphans . . . as many as 13 million children have been orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Normally, family members care for children when their parents cannot but with so many orphans traditional support systems are being stretched. In the midst of this devastation, grandmothers have emerged as the 'unsung heroes' of Africa.


gogos discussion cicle“When you think of these grandmothers, who bury anywhere between two and five, sometimes more, adult children to AIDS, and then get up the next morning and have anywhere from two to 10, sometimes more, orphaned children who are bewildered and angst-ridden and sometimes angry, always traumatized—and they persevere. It’s really an extraordinary story of triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
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Birth of Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G2G) Campaign

The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign aims to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers.
African and Canadian grandmothers met in Toronto and we say, "We will not rest until you do."

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G2G logoIt’s quite extraordinary to see the bond that has developed between grandmothers on both sides of the ocean. 
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. in the realms of sophistication, intelligence and fundamental human decency, nothing separates the African grandmothers from the Canadian grandmothers.”                      
– Stephen Lewis

To learn more about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, visit http://www.grandmotherscampaign.org/

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Love of grandchildren is deep, enduring, joyful and universal.
(Photo courtesy of SLF)