Why we need a convention on the rights of older persons:

Age discrimination and ageism are tolerated across the world, and older people experience discrimination and the violation of their rights at family, community…

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What are older people’s rights:

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. This equality does not change with age: Older men and women…

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How to get involved:

Strengthening older people’s rights can only be achieved with broad public support in many countries. In each and every country, action is necessary by stakeholders from across society…

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  • Who we are:
  • Strengthening Older People’s Rights:
  • In Our Own Words:

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.

The Alliance is the result of the collaborative efforts of the nine organisations that currently form its Steering Group.


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strengtheningTowards a UN Convention

Download this resource for promoting dialogue on creating a UN convention on the rights of older people; available in many languages…

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IOOW CoverIn Our Own Words is a new report from the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) in which older people talk about the ageism, discrimination and denial of human rights that they are subjected to in their everyday life. 


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