Stride to Turn the Tide, May 30, 2013. By Oakville Beaver. Oakville-based oomama is joining four other grandmothers’ groups in participating in the fourth annual Stride to Turn the Tide national fundraising walk Saturday, June 8. Oomama, along with Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen, Blooms for Africa, Halton Bronte Grandmothers and North Halton Grannies, will join the more than 200 grandmothers and “grandothers” at H ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin: May 30, 2013

In this Granny Bulletin: 1.   Please RSVP:  TICKETS for the African Grandmothers Tribunal 2.   Update: Stride to Turn the Tide 2013 3.   Kazuri Jewellery: Place your fall order now! 4.   Solidarity Tour Recap 1.   Please RSVP:  TICKETS for the African Grandmothers Tribunal Gloria Steinem, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, and Joy Phumaphi are now confirmed as Tribunal Judges! Dear Grandmothers and Grandothers, ... Continue Reading »

Sexual-assault complainants in Kenya win legal victory against unresponsive police

The Globe and Mail, May 29, 2013.  By Geoffrey York. When hundreds of Kenyan girls went to the police in the town of Meru over the past several years to report that they had been raped, the officers responded with irritation. They yelled at the girls, showed disbelief, blamed the victims, humiliated them, demanded money and refused to take action. But then the girls took an extraordinary stand: With the help of lo ... Continue Reading »

Walk supports Stephen Lewis Foundation, May 29, 2013. By Cecilia Nasmith COBOURG – Gogo Getters Northumberland invite you to help them Stride To Turn The Tide on June 8. The 5-km. walk is one of 240 taking place across Canada, organized by similar groups that all share the same goal: fundraising to help the grandmothers of Africa through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The foundation’s Grandmothers To Grandmothers C ... Continue Reading »

Canadian grandmothers helping African counterparts, May 24, 2013. By Victoria News. The rhythm of African singing and drumming will reverberate through Centennial Square as grandmothers and others set out to stride two to five kilometres along downtown streets on June 8 at 10:30 a.m. Walkers will wear colourful African scarves and kangas to show solidarity for the courageous and resilient grandmothers of Africa who walk every day out of necessity ... Continue Reading »