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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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  • Impact of COVID-19 Containment and Mitigation Strategies on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa
    13:00 -14:00
    2020.06.05

    SGA Africa is sponsoring a series of continental webinars on the impact of COVID-19 in the context of rights of older persons. Topics include containment and mitigation strategies and the state and local responses to the global health pandemic; the burden of illness and death and the impact on the economic, social and mental health of older persons, their families and communities. The purpose of the webinar is to signal to government leaders and policy makers, the needs of vulnerable older persons in this crisis, and to identify ways in which attention to human rights of older people can better focus recovery efforts on achieving equitable and inclusive development.

    This webinar will be held on 5th June at 13:00-14:00 West Central Africa time (08:00-09:00 EDT).

    You can download the flyer with more information here.

    You can register for the webinar here.

     

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