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This session highlights the plight of African grandmothers who are in the forefront of the care and support of grandchildren orphaned by HIV and AIDS. They are the children’s primary care-givers, educators, spiritual and psychological support system while they themselves suffer gross human rights violation, abuse and violence, have inadequate healthcare and suffer economic exploitation. These women are now leading the way in advocacy for their own rights and the rights of the children in their care. This session will provide a platform to raise the voices of African grandmothers and their right to recognition and justice through a 3-day dialogue which will culminate in a statement of purpose and a march through the city of Durban. They will be joined by the Directors of their community-based organizations as they present their story through drama, song and storytelling.