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The Global Alliance

Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally.

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Our Voices, Our Rights

‘Nobody likes to live a life depending on others. People should have freedom to live their life according to their wishes’, voiced a 68-year-old woman from Nepal.

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Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally.

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Why do we need a convention for older people?

Age discrimination and ageism are tolerated across the world, and older people experience discrimination and the violation of their rights at family, community and institutional levels.

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Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. Today, GAROP is a network of over 330 members worldwide, united in our work to strengthen and promote the rights of older persons. GAROP is governed by a global Steering Group elected by our members and its work is supported by a Secretariat Coordinator.

WHO WE ARE

The mission of the Global Alliance is to support and enhance civil society’s engagement at national, regional and international levels on the need for a new international instrument on the rights of older persons

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People seeks a world in which older persons live free from discrimination and are able to fully enjoy their rights.

Our core values are partnership with, inclusion of, and the promotion of participation by older people in decisions that affect their lives. We respect the rights of all persons regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, political views, national or social origin, class and birth or property status.

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  • GAROP/IFA webinar: Learning from civil society engagement in other international human rights processes
    08:00 -09:00
    2020.03.13

    The next GAROP webinar in our series organised in partnership with the IFA will be held on March 13th at 08:00 EDT / 12:00 GMT. This webinar is an opportunity for those advocating for the human rights of older people in the UN OEWG process to learn lessons from other UN human rights processes. With contributions from experts in the human rights of people with disabilities and the women’s rights movement, this webinar will explore the following shared issues:

    • How has civil society coordinated and engaged in these other human rights
      processes, particularly in the drafting and negotiation of key human rights
      instruments?
    • How were the organisations of people with disabilities and women’s organisations
      involved in these processes that directly affect their human rights?
    • What are the key lessons that civil society can learn from these experiences in
      engaging with the OEWG process?

    Click here to register for the webinar.

    You can download the webinar flyer here.

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