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Grandparents hold global summit to gain rights to abused grandchildren

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The first secretary of the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the U.N. (left), speaks at a press conference about the international summit of grandparents at U.N. headquarters in New York. With him are (left to right) Brigitte Castellano, National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights; Patti Page; Maggie Lee, of Grandparents Support Group (Bronx ,NY) and Beth Finkel of the AARP. (UN Photo/Ryan Brown)

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Ten years after its start in the United States, the grandparents’ rights movement has gone from local to global. On May 6, activists from around the world will gather in New York for the first summit on grandparents caring for children.