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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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  • A caring world – responding to the impact of the coronavirus on long-term care
    10:30 -12:30
    2020.06.18

    With the ILC Global Alliance marking its 30th anniversary this year, members are coming together on Thursday 18 June 2020 to share their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care.

    While the coronavirus has indiscriminately hit most countries of the world, its impact has been disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable in society, including those receiving long-term care. In Europe alone, it is estimated that up to half of the total number of coronavirus deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. In order to ensure that our older population is sufficiently protected while still receiving the care they need, will countries have to urgently rethink and adjust how long-term care is provided?

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  • Protecting and promoting the rights of older persons in COVID-19 responses and recovery: the role and experiences of national human rights institutions
    13:00 -14:30
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    This webinar organised by the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) will take place on 22nd June from 13:00-14:30 CEST. The UN Independent Expert on the rights of older persons will also participate. Further details are available here and you can register by sending an email to webinar@ganhri.org

    Older persons are amongst the groups most affected by COVID-19. Numerous human rights are implicated, including the rights to health care, food, an adequate standard of living, and accessible information. Women, older persons with disabilities, older persons with migrant or refugee background or those living in poverty may be disproportionately impacted. Unless older persons’ voices and views are taken into account, their ability to exercise their autonomy and rights may be compromised.   

    National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) can play a critical role in promoting rights-based responses to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that take into account the voices, views and situation of older people.

    This webinar will explore practical strategies for NHRIs to employ to address the situation of older persons in during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, including preventive approaches and draw guidance and experience from the Independent Expert on older persons, and identify opportunities for collaboration in support of older persons. 

     

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  • ADI Virtual Side Event & Report Launch: Maintaining dementia as a priority in unprecedented times
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    With the recent 73rd World Health Assembly being held online, and rightly focused on the global response to COVID-19, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has decided to launch our report on progress towards the WHO’s Global action plan on dementia, in late June this year. This is an important opportunity for us to consider the additional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and asking how we ensure that we maintain progress towards the WHO’s Global action plan. The 75-minute session will feature an expert panel including speakers from the WHO, Dementia Alliance International (DAI), government representatives and sector specialists.

    The event will mark the launch of our new report, ‘From plan to impact III: Maintaining dementia as a priority in unprecedented times’. It is an important opportunity to hear about national progress, development of dementia plans and COVID-19 response and to pose your questions. Vital engagement for people living with dementia, carers, academics, researchers, government and policy officials, Alzheimer and dementia associations, NGOs and anyone affected by dementia.

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