The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
We’re walking across Africa!
Grandmother and grandchild: South Africa - GAPA
Grandmothers celebrate: Uganda - PEFO
Smiling grandmothers Uganda - PEFO
South Africa - Grandmothers against poverty, HIV and Aids
A grandmother and granddaughter embrace: Kenya - Pendeza Africa
The Grandmothers of Sub-Saharan Africa are a resilient and heroic group of women. After caring for their own children as they died in the HIV & AIDS pandemic, they have taken on the role of raising their orphaned grandchildren, caring for their physical and emotional needs, and putting them through school. As they grow in self-confidence, they have become pivotal members of their communities, participating in income-generating programs and leading the fight against HIV & AIDS: teaching prevention, supporting those living with the condition, and battling the stigma that still surrounds the disease. Grandmothers have also become advocates for change, fighting for their human rights and those of their families. Through grassroots community-based organizations, The Grandmothers Campaign supports them every step of the way.
As many grandchildren grow older, some are joining with other youth to become leaders in programs to support young people living with HIV & AIDS. In 2017, teenage girls were the largest group to become infected.
Canadian grandmothers have pledged not to rest until their African sisters can rest!
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