Grandmothers Uniting In Solidarity

The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is a dynamic and stunning global movement of 10,000+ Grandmothers who stand in solidarity with African Grandmothers at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic in Africa.

With its origins in Canada – where the hub of the Campaign is with the Stephen Lewis Foundation – this growing global movement of Grandmothers is groundbreaking in its determination to amplify the voices and expertise of African Grandmothers and show the world that Grandmothers have a critical role to play in improving the human condition. It’s all about Solidarity not Charity!

The Goals of the Campaign

The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign exists to support the indomitable African Grandmothers who are caring for the millions of children who have been orphaned by AIDS. 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 epidemic in Africa.

Build solidarity among African and Canadian Grandmothers in order to motivate and sustain the vital work of turning the tide of AIDS in Africa.

African Grandmothers


African Grandmothers are central to the life of their communities. With little initial support, they stepped forward to care for millions of grandchildren orphaned by AIDS, sometimes as many as 10 in one household. They display astonishing reserves of love, courage and emotional resilience, even while grieving the loss of their own adult children. They are the dignified and resilient guardians of the future.