Our rallying cry – “Age with Rights!” – was formed with input from members of our Global Alliance. Join this global campaign for a UN convention on the rights of older people to ensure equal protection of our human rights in older age.
What are the learnings along the journey toward rights for older people that strengthen our commitment towards a convention?
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings throughout life no matter where in the world.
As we age, our need for rights protection evolve with the complexity of ageing issues.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights document was drafted at time when the “100 year” life was beyond imagination.
Existing human rights frameworks provide fragmented and inconsistent coverage on the human rights of older people and ageing issues in law and practice.
A convention ensures ageism is prohibited in the law, we’re treated with dignity when we access services in older age, and behaviours towards us are more respectful.
We call for an international convention to protect and codify the rights of older people. Protecting the rights of older people through a convention will benefit all in society today and tomorrow
Let’s join hands and hearts in our advocacy for the rights of older people and for a convention to enshrine those rights!
We welcome ideas and support in broadcasting our collective global advocacy efforts, and in strengthening our impact by using our campaign slogan “Age with Rights!”
Our campaign slogan is “Age with Rights”. Our campaign color is RED-ORANGE. See below for ways in which you can be part of this global movement. We suggest that you bookmark this page and keep checking back here as we will continue to add more templates and resources.
Create a Social Media Video Statement
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) is calling on all members to create short, 2-minute video statements on older people’s human rights and the drafting of a convention before the start of the 11th session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) on March 29th.
Shout out “Age with Rights!” by using the colour orange!
Here are some ideas:
In meetings, wear your most prominent piece of orange clothing (i.e. an orange hat, scarf or top)
Put up an orange banner or create an orange sign somewhere in your office or meeting room with the “Age with Rights!” slogan
Use the red-orange colour in your digital communications. The colour code is #FF3300 or RBG: R255,B51,G0.
Personal and Organisational Branding
You, and your organisation, are invited to incorporate the “Age with Rights” slogan into your brand.
Add “Age with Rights” onto stationery items and into your email signatures, or include “Age with Rights” where appropriate, and possible, as a byline alongside your logo. Please follow the instructions above for colour and use ‘Gill Sans MT’ font.
Profile Picture Frame
Add the slogan to your profile pictures on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Zoom to show your support for a Convention! Twibbon can automatically add the photo frame to your existing Facebook and Twitter profile picture:
Twibbon is a trusted site, it doesn’t require you to create an account but it will require you to login to your existing Twitter or Facebook account and authorise Twibbon to access it in order to update your profile photo.