Grannies meet in Uganda (Photo by Laura Delaney)

Granny Educational Trip to Africa

In February 2008, a delegation of twelve Canadian grandmothers from seven provinces traveled to Uganda, South Africa and Swaziland to visit SLF-funded projects firsthand and meet with African grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren living in communities struggling with HIV and AIDS.  The delegates were all part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign,  which raises awareness and funds for grandmothers in Africa through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. On March 8 – the two-year anniversary of the Campaign – the twelve grandmothers took part in a solidarity march with 1,000 grandmothers and women in Swaziland to mark International Women’s Day.

Upon their return to Canada, each woman dedicated a year to public speaking and community outreach and education. Click here to learn more about the Grandmothers Campaign.

News

Press Release: Report of the African Grandmothers Tribunal released for World AIDS Day November 29, 2013

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Overduin: Standing with the grandmothers September 18, 2013

Mia Overduin, Ottawa Citizen

Upcoming Events

Hand in Hand – justice for African grandmothers November 22, 2014

Vancouver, BC

SLF Film Launch: Toronto Premiere November 27, 2014

Toronto, ON