Grandmothers Human Rights Video

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald/SLF

Description: South Africa Grandmothers Gathering, 2016

Location: Durban, South Africa

Grandmothers Human Rights Video

Midlands Aids Service Organization, Zimbabwe

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald/SLF

Description: Midlands AIDS Service Organization

Location: Zimbabwe

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COVID-19 Appeal

Photo Credit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Description: SLF partners are adapting to ensure community members have access to health and nutrition supports during restrictions to movement and market closures due to COVID-19 responses.

Location: South Africa

Learn more about the COVID-19 Appeal

Holiday Tributes 2020

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Grandmothers Human Rights Video

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald/SLF

Description: South Africa Grandmothers Gathering, 2016

Location: Durban, South Africa

Grandmothers Human Rights Video

Midlands Aids Service Organization, Zimbabwe

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald/SLF

Description: Midlands AIDS Service Organization

Location: Zimbabwe

Read the latest Granny Bulletin

COVID-19 Appeal

Photo Credit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Description: SLF partners are adapting to ensure community members have access to health and nutrition supports during restrictions to movement and market closures due to COVID-19 responses.

Location: South Africa

Learn more about the COVID-19 Appeal

Holiday Tributes 2020

Order Holiday Tribute Cards and eCards

We’re so pleased to welcome you to our new Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign website. Our goal is to create an easy-to-navigate, dynamic hub for our engaged and growing community. Please check regularly for updates and insights from our supporters and partners, and to find out how you can act in solidarity. Visit our online donations page for a welcoming new design there as well. We’re always happy to hear from you: campaign@stephenlewisfoundation.org.

When the AIDS pandemic swept across the continent of Africa, it took the lives of nearly an entire generation – 35 million perished – which left their children alone and vulnerable. With little or no support, it was the grandmothers of Africa who stepped in to care for these children.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to raise millions of children orphaned by AIDS.

Grandmothers and grandothers in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have rallied in response, creating a dynamic movement. They raise funds in their communities to support the life-enhancing programs run by African grandmothers and the community-based organizations who support them.

The grandmothers movement amplifies the voices and expertise of African grandmothers, and shows the world that leadership by older women is critical in reclaiming hope and rebuilding resilience across communities.

Everyone can be part of the growing, global grandmothers movement.  Get engaged! Or Take action today!