Grandmothers Human Rights Video

Grandmothers Human Rights Video

In July 2020, the Stephen Lewis Foundation hosted an online session during the Global Village at the 23rd International AIDS Virtual Conference, highlighting grandmothers’ human rights and women’s leadership.

Grandmothers Human Rights in the Response to HIV: A feminist movement led by African grandmothers

This live conversation was recorded for AIDS2020 Virtual, and features grandmother leaders from South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Canada. Their discussion documents the impacts of HIV and AIDS on grandmothers and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, and highlights the innovative work they have done to rebuild their communities and build global solidarity. Speaking to the centrality of grandmothers’ human rights in effective responses to the AIDS pandemic, they share their vision for the future, focussing on how grandmothers are leading movements and mobilizing at local, national, and international levels to claim their human rights.