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African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis


The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has invited the Foundation to screen the African Grandmothers Tribunal film at its next Board meeting. SLF Executive Director Ilana Landsberg-Lewis will be presenting the film at the Board’s opening session on Thursday, November 20th, and the Global Fund will be holding multiple screenings for government, UN and civil society participants over the course of its meeting.

SLF’s new film features the courageous African grandmothers who gave powerful and emotional testimonies at the African Grandmothers Tribunal in Vancouver, BC in 2013. This moving documentary shines a light on the urgent need to provide better protection for the human rights of African grandmothers, who have watched their adult children die of AIDS and become the primary caregivers for millions of orphaned grandchildren.

For more information about the film or to watch the film trailer, please visit:

Legacy Giving

A powerful contribution to a future without AIDS

I’ve reached that point in life—I’m 76 years old—when you begin to wonder what you can leave behind. You absolutely want to make sure family and friends are looked after. But then there’s always the possibility of making a contribution to something which has been important to you in your lifetime.
—Stephen Lewis

Photo by Avi Lewis

Stephen is talking, of course, about a legacy gift. Often, people think they need to be wealthy to leave a gift to a worthy cause. But any gift—no matter the size—can make a profound difference in the hands of determined community-based organizations.

As a supporter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation you understand the work of our African partners and how essential it is to sustain it in the years to come.

In the past decade, the tenacity and expertise of community-based organizations at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic has turned things around considerably. A legacy gift is a meaningful way to continue your connection to the progress being made at the grassroots and to ensure that they succeed in bringing the AIDS pandemic to its knees.

Thank you for your support now, and into the future. If you would like to learn more about making a gift in your will or other planned giving contributions, please contact Margaret Wright, our Director of Operations, at or by phone at 1-888-203-9990 ext. 235.

Click here to watch Stephen’s legacy giving message.

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