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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.

2021-02-25T12:59:06+00:00

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.

2020-11-27T15:37:13+00:00

New GAROP leadership team

The GAROP Steering Group appointed a new leadership team in November 2020. The new Chair is Dr. Kiran Rabheru and you can read his message here.

2020-07-07T11:28:55+00:00

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 380 members in around 80 countries 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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  • Decade of Action: Turning Lessons Into Impact To Achieve The 2030 Agenda
    10:00 -11:30
    2021.01.28

    This is a webinar organised by the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGOS) and will be held on Thursday 28th January 2021 from 10:00-11:20 am EST.

    The webinar will discuss the urgency for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on some key issues that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  There has been a tendency to view Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation within national boundaries, ignoring the interconnectedness of issues and countries, and under-estimating the global implications and impact of inaction.  Even before COVID-19, it became clear that many targets will not be met.  A new approach is urgent and necessary.  The webinar will draw attention to the work of some of the MGOS and discuss proposals for HLPF action on a number of issues that require immediate attention.  Focus will be on:

    • Health as a universal right
    • Climate change
    • Inequalities, diversity and inclusion
    • Systemic economic reform

    There will be an opening statement from H.E. Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, President of the Economic and Social Council.

    The Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) will be represented by Dr. Jane Barratt who will discuss health as a universal right and older persons.

    Click here to register.

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  • Empowering older women: Prevention of violence through changing social norms in Serbia (EmPreV)
    12:00 -13:15
    2021.01.29

    This webinar organised by the Red Cross of Serbia will take place on Friday 29th January at 12:00-13:15 CET. It will present the results of research on the topic ‘Empowering older women: Prevention of violence through changing social norms in Serbia’. The conference is part of a project implemented by the Red Cross of Serbia in partnership with the Austrian Red Cross and the Austrian Institute for Conflict Research, with the support of the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency.

    This research consisted of two parts, qualitative and quantitative. During 2020, a qualitative research was implemented and 157 women of all ages participated in it through 17 focus groups, as well as 40 professionals. An analysis of the existing legal framework was also implemented, and quantitative data processed in this study show that among women in Serbia aged 65-74, 55.4% experienced some form of gender-based violence after the age of fifteen, and 16% of them experienced such violence in the last year. Based on the data from the research, recommendations were made for decision makers.

    The conference will be in Serbian and simultaneous translation into English will be provided.

    For more information and to view the programme click here.

    Conference link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89586768740

    Please confirm your participation no later than Wednesday, 27 January by 15:00 at natasa@redcross.org.rs

     

     

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