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African Grandmothers' Gathering

In the world our grandmothers were born into HIV/AIDS didn’t exist. Within their lifetimes, today’s grandmothers have watched the disease spread across the world, leaving broken families and communities in its wake. Nowhere has the devastation of HIV/AIDS been so swift, or been felt so acutely, as on the African continent.

African grandmothers have shouldered a disproportionate burden for the disease as they have taken on caretaking duties for millions of AIDS orphans.

On May 7th and 8th, five hundred grandmothers from across sub-Saharan Africa will come together in Swaziland for the first international Grandmothers’ Gathering on the continent.

At this historic gathering, grandmothers will share their experiences and concerns, and lay the groundwork for a strong regional network to support one another as they strive to turn the tide of AIDS.

Learn more at the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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