Within families and communities across the non-western world, grandmothers are viewed by families as advisors, supervisors of young women, and advisors of young fathers and men. And so for all issues related to the health and well-being of women and children, and also of adolescents, they are looked to for their advice and their experience in promoting the well-being of their families. There’s a lot of discussion about the empowerment of young women. But it seems that in those discussions, we always leave out the power and influence of the senior women or the grandmothers. —
Dr. Judi Aubel, Director of the Grandmother Project – Change Through Culture