grandmothers holding signs which read human rights for gogos

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald

Celebrating 15 years of solidarity!

Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Photo Credit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Description: Members of Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s Gogo Support Group program

Location: South Africa

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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

grandmothers holding signs which read human rights for gogos

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald

Celebrating 15 years of solidarity!

Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Photo Credit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Description: Members of Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s Gogo Support Group program

Location: South Africa

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

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, international grandmothers movement.  Get engaged! Or take action today!