Kerala Declaration

Kerala Declaration Declaration from the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People’s Asia Pacific members workshop Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 14 November 2019 We make this urgent call from GAROP members in Asia Pacific States to the OEWG on Ageing to accelerate the work relating to the adoption of a new UN convention on the human [...]

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Dr. Jacob John Kattakayam

Paying tribute to Dr. Jacob John Kattakayam GAROP would like to pay tribute to Professor Jacob John Kattakayam of the Centre for Gerontological Studies who sadly passed away on 7th December 2019 following a short illness. Professor Kattakayam was a tireless advocate for older people’s human rights and a UN convention and attended many of [...]

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Activist Naraidoo Gava Naraidoo reports on his participation in the Human Rights Council’s 41st session in July

NGO Statement and Panel discussion on technical cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights I felt the weight of Human Rights NGOs and activists on my shoulders as a privilege when delivering the joint NGO statement at the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to the delegates precisely on behalf [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:25:11+00:00August 22nd, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Activist Naraidoo Gava Naraidoo reports on his participation in the Human Rights Council’s 41st session in July

Webinar report: The F.A.I.R. Guidelines – four steps towards a UN convention on the rights of older people

On 30th July, GAROP held the seventh webinar in its series organised in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing. The webinar focused on the F.A.I.R. Guidelines, recently launched by HelpAge International, that set out four key steps that organisations can follow in their national advocacy work around a UN convention on the rights of [...]

By |2019-07-31T12:04:01+00:00July 31st, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Webinar report: The F.A.I.R. Guidelines – four steps towards a UN convention on the rights of older people

Activist Prabhat Kiran Pradhan travels to Poland for International Conference on Elder Abuse

On 14-15th June Prabhat Kiran Pradhan, one of GAROP's older activists from Nepal, travelled to Krakow in Poland to participate in an International Experts Conference of Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection organised by the Pedagogical University of Krakow and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). The conference was organized to [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:33:57+00:00July 10th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Activist Prabhat Kiran Pradhan travels to Poland for International Conference on Elder Abuse

Our Voices, Our Rights – a blog by Ageing Nepal

Voices of Older People on their Rights to Autonomy and Independence ‘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. People of all ages have equal rights to make choices and decisions as well as to [...]

By |2019-12-10T07:13:52+00:00May 28th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Voices, Our Rights – a blog by Ageing Nepal

GAROP statement on normative elements of autonomy and independence for OEWG10

I am delivering this statement on behalf of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People, or GAROP. I represent the Good Samaritan Social Service Trust in Tanzania, which is a member of GAROP. GAROP asked over 1,000 older people from ten African and Asian countries what they thought about the normative elements of [...]

By |2019-05-08T14:43:58+00:00April 18th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GAROP statement on normative elements of autonomy and independence for OEWG10