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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.

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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  • Time for a UN convention on the rights of older people!
    08:00 -09:15
    2021.02.03-2021.03.03

    This webinar is part of the series organised by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). It will take place on 3rd February at 11:00am EST. It is an opportunity for those interested or active in advocacy for the human rights of older people to learn more about activities underway locally and at the United Nations.

    It will explore the following topics:
    – What difference will a UN convention make for older people and for governments, particularly in the context of COVID-19?
    – Update about the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing
    – How will the 11th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing be organised this year?
    – What can NGOs do now at national level to advocate for a UN convention?

    Click here to register.

    Click here to access the flyer.

     

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  • Are you ready for the 11th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing?
    10:00 -11:15
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    This webinar on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 10:00-11:15 EST is part of a series organised by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing.

    This webinar is an opportunity for those interested or active in advocacy for the human rights of older people to learn more about activities underway locally and at the United Nations. It will explore the following questions:

    • How adequate is the international human rights framework with respect to the human rights of older persons?
    • How has our understanding of human rights in older age grown through the sessions of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing?
    • What has the COVID-19 pandemic told us about older people’s rights?
    • What can you do now to prepare for the 11th Open-Ended Working Group session?

     

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