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International Day of Older Persons 2017

The 28th International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) was celebrated on 1st October 2017 and activities to mark the occasion are taking place across the globe this week. The theme for the 2017 IDOP is 'Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society'. The theme aims to explore [...]

By | 2017-10-03T09:22:33+02:00 October 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on International Day of Older Persons 2017

Age Concern New Zealand release Manifesto for 2017 General Election

Last week Age Concern New Zealand released their Election Manifesto 2017.  New Zealand's General Election will take place on 23rd September and advance voting has now begun. The Manifesto describes the context of the ageing population in New Zealand and explains the key challenges currently facing older people. It calls for action to tackle [...]

By | 2017-09-18T12:19:56+02:00 September 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Age Concern New Zealand release Manifesto for 2017 General Election

Outcomes of the Webinar: ‘Moving towards a new convention on the rights of older people’

On 6th September, GAROP held a webinar in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing to discuss the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) and the move towards a new UN convention.  The webinar was moderated by Ken Bluestone (Co-chair of GAROP) and the panellists were Dr Emem Omokaro (Dave Omokaro Foundation) and Bill [...]

By | 2017-09-07T10:02:25+02:00 September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Outcomes of the Webinar: ‘Moving towards a new convention on the rights of older people’

Outcomes of the OEWG eighth session

NEW! The Outcome Report from the civil society OEWG preparatory workshop is now available here. The eighth session of the OEWG took place between 5 and 7th July 2017.  This year a number of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) participated in the meeting for the first time along with Member States and NGOs.  The [...]

By | 2017-08-16T13:44:37+02:00 July 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Outcomes of the OEWG eighth session

GAROP Australia issue a media release about the exploitation of older people in retirement villages

Last week to mark the start of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing's eighth session, GAROP Australia issued a media release to highlight the exploitation of older people in retirement villages. The media release cites the findings of a recent investigation into retirement village operators that revealed a lack of respect and protection of the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T12:59:47+02:00 July 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on GAROP Australia issue a media release about the exploitation of older people in retirement villages

GAROP members mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Each year on 15 June, the world marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This year the theme is on improving the understanding of financial exploitation and material abuse and how to strengthen protection from these forms of exploitation. The eighth Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) session will take place from 5-7th July. [...]

By | 2017-06-15T11:44:29+02:00 June 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on GAROP members mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Entitled to the Same Rights

HelpAge International has just released a new report 'Entitled to the same rights - what older women say about their rights to non-discrimination and equality, and to freedom from violence, abuse and neglect.' The report is based on a consultation with around 250 older women in 19 countries and focuses on the rights that [...]

By | 2017-05-22T14:10:35+02:00 May 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Entitled to the Same Rights