The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign exists to support the indomitable African grandmothers and the resourceful community-based organizations that support them and the millions of children who have been orphaned by AIDS in their care.
Members of the Grandmothers Campaign share three goals. They work to:
- Raise funds to meet the needs of African grandmothers and the children in their care;
- Listen to African grandmothers, respect their expertise and amplify their voices in order to promote authentic and substantive responses to the pandemic in Africa;
- Build solidarity among African and Canadian grandmothers, and grandmothers abroad, in order to motivate and sustain the vital work of turning the tide of AIDS in Africa.
“It’s quite extraordinary to see the bond that has developed between grandmothers on both sides of the ocean. In a dramatic way, it helps to redefine the chasm between developed and developing nations. It goes without saying that the chasm exists in the realms of poverty, conflict and disease, but in the realms of sophistication, intelligence and fundamental human decency, nothing separates the African grandmothers from the Canadian grandmothers. They are as one.”
– Stephen Lewis