African/Canadian Grandmother Power

Alexander, Gaye-Frances; Tyawana, Mama Darlina; Farlinger, Shirley
September 2010
Women & Environments International Magazine;Fall2010/Winter2011, Issue 84/85, p6
The article offers information on the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (GGC) of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) which was launched on the eve of the International Women's Day in March 2006. The objective of the campaign, formed by the Canadian nongovernmental organization (NGO) led by Stephen Lewis, is to raise awareness and mobilize Canadian support for successful African grandmothers. It highlights the activities held during the 2010 GGC event, with particular focus on the issue of HIV/AIDS in Africa.


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