Research and Learning
In a world of complexity and rapid change, the love of a grandmother is a powerful tool. More organizations around the world are seeing the changemaking potential of older women. These organizations recognize that the 800 million grandmothers around the world exhibit natural leadership capabilities drawn from their ample life experience and strong social influence. In Senegal, grandmothers are combating early marriage and female genital cutting. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, they protest against nuclear proliferation and war. In some of the most off-grid locations in the world, they are becoming solar technicians and energizing their communities.
Intergenerational programming is replacing outdated models in Europe and North America that have served people in different generations separately. An abundant and overlooked resource in social change, grandmothers have the potential to address a diversity of social challenges. Learn more in this white paper on grandmothers and social change.