Global Rally March 3rd, 2022
The Global Rally on 3rd March 2022 was a key part of the Age With Rights campaign. People around the world unite and call on their governments to support the stronger protection and promotion of older people’s human rights.
The Global Rally took place 6 weeks ahead of the next annual Working Group meeting of governments and other stakeholders on older people’s human rights at the United Nations (UN) in New York from 11-14th April 2022.
Our goal: To urge governments to participate actively in the UN Working Group meeting in April and support a new UN convention on the rights of older people.
Reach and impact
Events and activities took place in at least 31 countries in all regions of the world and there were at least 7 international thematic events, most featured on the timeline below. Many diverse themes were covered, from dementia, ageism, the right to work and participation, widowhood, and intersecting discrimination such as older LGBTI+ people and older women. Rally campaign organisers included GAROP members and other NGOs plus other stakeholders, including National Human Rights Institutions. More than 800 people that we are aware of engaged in some way with the various events and activities around the world and the actual number is probably higher.
Between February and April 2022 up to and around the 12th OEWG session the campaign reached an estimated 4.8 million people on social media. The two weeks up to and around the Global Rally reached 1.2 million people. Almost 10,000 people interacted with the campaign and #AgeWithRights hashtag on social media and there were also examples of print media, radio and TV coverage in a number of countries.