The nine founding members of GAROP are listed [here]
List of Members GAROP 2017-04-28T12:38:26+00:00
The nine founding members of GAROP are listed [here]
|Name of Organization||Logo (Click to visit official website)||About the Organization|
50plus Hellas was founded as a not for profit company in 2005/6 by researchers and practitioners in the field of ageing to promote the human rights of older people in Greece and their active participation in society.
The organization relies on volunteers and its Scientific Board. It has no core funding, but uses volunteers and project funding, from EU funds, and national sources for ICT training and accessibility issues.
50plus Hellas is the Greek representative organisation of AGE Platform Europe and its members have undertaken the responsibilities of president, and participate in AGE council work and its expert groups, as well as many programmes and campaigns.
Amongst the Human rights related programmes undertaken, coordinated by Age Platform Europe, were Age/inc examining the social exclusion/inclusion of older people 2006-8 : DAPHNE-EUSTaCEA that produced an EU Charter on the Rights and Responsibilities of Older People in Need of Long-term Care and Assistance 2008-10;WeDo – Well-Being and Dignity of Older People - Bringing together stakeholders from 12 Member States, key EU level stakeholders and national partners to promote the wellbeing and dignity of vulnerable and disabled older people and prevent elder abuse through the promotion of quality long-term care. (2010-12)
Life long learning concerns another form of avoiding social exclusion through progammes run by 50+Hellas continuously since 2008.
Senior Participation has been promoted through several programmes including one in 2013-14 Active Citizens for Europe, that trains seniors to be advocates at the political and EU level.
The Scientific Board of 50+Hellas have published widely on subjects of ageing.
|AARP International||Our international efforts support the overall social mission of AARP and the needs of our 37 million members. AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association based in the US dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. Since its founding in 1958, AARP has delivered value to its members through advocacy, information, and service. As a social change organization, we work tirelessly to fulfill our vision of a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose.
While being a domestic organization, AARP has always had an international perspective and we pride ourselves on being a leader on health and economic security issues and a respected global source of information and advocacy. AARP's Office of International Affairs seeks to help people live longer, healthier, more financially secure and productive lives by identifying and sharing the best ideas and practices on key policy issues. We convene a wide range of experts from around the world to share their knowledge on health and long-term care, older workers, financial security, retirement income, and livable communities.
Our well-established relationships with a number of international organizations, like the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Commission, and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as individual governments and grass-roots organizations, help bring together the widest range of voices in the world on health care and economic security issues.
Our goals are furthered by convening high-level international conferences on relevant issues related to aging populations, including our "Reinventing Retirement" series of meetings. We also regularly host international visitors and facilitate their outreach to leaders in government, business, and academia.
|Abiodun Adebayo Welfare Foundation||The Abiodun Adebayo Welfare Foundation is an NGO that has ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations in New York.
The Organization's goals are to reduce poverty among women, the youth, and the elderly through the following programmes:
1. Youth Empowerment through Vocational Training Program
2. Providing Scholarships
3. Generating Health Awareness/Running Campaigns against HIV/AIDS
4. Establishment and Disbursement of Microfinance for Older people
5. Development of Agro-Allied programs for older people
|ACAMAGE||ACAMAGE is a CAMEROONIAN NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC-UN, created since 1995 and legalised in 2003, working for and with older people :
- in promoting their rights so as to eradicate elder abuse
- in promoting intergenerational solidarity so as to challenge the ageing world by building a society of all age,
- in chairing the civil society organisations in Cameroon for MIPAA follow up and appraisal
ACAMAGE is leading 3 projects with its network named ACAMAGE NETWORK FOR OLDER PEOPLE RIGHTS on :
- OLDER WOMEN (gender + age)
- OLDER PERSONS IN PRISON
- OLDER PERSONS RIGHTS BEYOND 2015
|Action on Ageing Ghana|
|Advocare Inc.||Advocare is the peak Western Australian organization in the promotion of older people’s rights and prevention of elder abuse. Advocare’s vision is a community where the rights of all people are respected and supported. We strive towards this vision by providing individual and systemic advocacy, education and information to older people, and younger people with a disability in Western Australia; contributing to research, and working collaboratively with aged care, government and community service providers to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
|Age Action Ireland||Age Action Ireland is a non-government organisation that campaigns for better policies and services for older people. Since our foundation in 1992 we have worked to empower older people to live full lives as actively engaged citizens; helping to secure their right to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs. We encourage a move away from viewing older people as passive recipients of welfare to older people as rights holders and are actively working to advocate and raise awareness about a new International Convention on the Rights of Older People. We also provide a range of services for older people, including a care and repair service, an information service and computer and IT training programme for older people. Age Action Ireland also has an ageing & development programme that focuses on global ageing and the issues older people face in developing countries, as well as an intergenerational programme that links the older and younger generations through different projects and initiatives.
|Age-in-Action||Founded in 1956, Age-in-Action is the body representing more than 2.7 million older persons and has more than 1000 NGO member organisations who provide regular, vital services to all older persons in need of care.
• To initiate and promote programmes aimed at advancing the status, well being, safety and security of vulnerable and needy older persons.
• To provide community based health care services for frail, bedridden, vulnerable and needy older persons.
• To initiate prevention and educational programmes on HIV/AIDS for older persons.
• To provide empowerment programmes for vulnerable and needy older persons visa viz, adult education.
• To conduct relevant social research so as to provide and initiate effective interventions.
• To compile relevant publications and disseminate information relating to older persons.
• To initiate and implement intergenerational programmes.
• To lobby and advocate for the rights of older persons.
Ageing Nepal was established in 2011 as a not-for-profit national NGO registered with government of Nepal and is affiliated to Social Welfare Council of Nepal. Ageing Nepal is a member based organization operated by trustees, member's representatives and professionals. It draws on its wide network of members and professionals in and out of Nepal for accomplishment of tasks with high degree of professionalism.
• Empowerment of elders and promotion of their rights,
• Generate scientific data to help policy makers and academia,
• Produce trained human resources on Gerontology and Geriatrics,
• Take proactive measures against abuse and exploitation of elders,
• Work as watch-dog to safe guard the interests of ageing population.
MAJOR AREAS OF WORK
Advocacy: Ageing Nepal works with media; social and professional groups, and individuals for building mass awareness on ageing issues. .
Consultancy Services: The large network of professionals from different subject areas such as health, economics, social work and so on, make Ageing Nepal a suitable organization for developing project proposals and project implementation, specific to ageing populations.
Human Resource Development: Ageing Nepal works with academic institutions to promote research and training on ageing issues.
|Ageing with a Smile Initiative||Ageing with a Smile Initiative (ASI) is a voluntary community-based organisation launched in January 2010 to promote and protect the health and rights of older persons in The Gambia. The vision of the organisation is to ensure that older persons in The Gambia enjoy good health, remain productive and are valued and cared for by society.
The objectives of ASI are:
• To improve access to basic health care services to disadvantaged elderly people in The Gambia;
• To promote the re-integration of the elderly in Gambian social life;
• To promote inter -generational dialogue; and
• To advocate for the rights of the elderly in The Gambia.
The membership of ASI comprises of people from diverse background including medical doctors, public health professionals, nurses, social workers, gender and human rights activists, students and journalists who work on a voluntary basis to deliver essential services and promote and protect the rights of older people and improve their welfare.
ASI is a member of the Social Protection Platform –The Gambia which is a network of civil society organisations in The Gambia that have come together to advance social protection in the country. In July 2015, ASI started to partner with HelpAge International and is involved in the Age Demands Action campaign.
Members and volunteers of the organisation are motivated by the passion to make a positive impact in the lives of older persons, the opportunity to interact with and learn from older persons; the joy in meeting people of similar interests and the opportunity for career development through the acquisition of relevant skills and experience.
|Age International||Age International exists to change the world for older people; by helping those living in poverty in developing countries to have a better quality of life.
We do this by:
Raising awareness of ageing and development in the UK
Raising funds for the development and emergency relief work of HelpAge International
Carrying out policy and influencing work in the UK to change policies for older people in low and middle-income countries
At Age International, we challenge the stereotype that labels older people as a burden. But we also recognise that later life can be a time of increased vulnerability. That's why our work supports some of the most vulnerable older people in the world; we help older people in over 30 of the world’s poorest countries with age-friendly emergency relief and long-term development.
|AGE Platform Europe||AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+ representing directly over 30 million older people in Europe.
Its work focuses on a wide range of policy areas that impact on older and retired people. These include issues of anti-discrimination, employment of older workers and active ageing, social protection, pension reforms, social inclusion, health, elder abuse, intergenerational solidarity, research, accessibility of public transport and of the build environment, and new technologies (ICT). The Platform takes also active part in several EU projects. The majority of these projects are funded by the 7th Framework Programme.
The purpose of its work is to voice and promote the interests of the 150 million inhabitants aged 50+ in the European Union and to raise awareness of the issues that concern them most. AGE seeks to give a voice to older and retired people in the EU policy debates, through the active participation of their representative organisations at EU, national, regional and local levels, and provides a European platform for the exchange of experience and best practices. It also aims to inform older people on their rights as EU citizen or resident and on EU policy making processes and recent EU policy development.
|Age UK||Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.
Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.
|All India Senior citizens Confederation|
|Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh|
|Amis des Etrangers au Togo (ADET)||ADET is created in 1996 in Togo and registered officially in 2004. Its goals are social, economic and environmental development which become today the SDGs adopted by World leaders on september 25, 2015.
Social development includes: disable, migrants, older persons, indigenous peoples, vulnerables women, girls and children rights for social inclusion.
ADET is engaged to promote minority rights, older persons, disable persons rights for inclusive society for the SDGs implementation. It has been granted Consultative status with ECOSOC and granted OSAA and is member of UNTEAMWORK for the SDGs implementation.
|Anziani e non solo soc. coop.||ANS is an Italian no profit organization working to promote rights, well-being and dignity of older persons and their carers. ANS has been working since 2006 on elder abuse prevention, promoting training programmes for formal and informal carers, offering counselling and support services and participating to research activities at national and European level. ANS is also active in antidiscrimination policies and promotion of quality of care for dependent older persons.|
|Association HIPOKAMP||Association HIPOKAMP is a Centre for Intergenerational Integration, concentrated on the activities for the seniors and developed with them, according to their expectations and capabilities. We are involved in a lot of groups of interest as well as local and governmental authorities, dealing with the goal "active and healthy ageing", which we understood very wide and interdisciplinary.
In Poland there is a document called "Assumptions of the Seniors Long-Term Policy for Poland - 2014-2020". As a representative of the HIPOKAMP Association, I am a member of the Coucil for the Seniors Policy in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The main concern at the moment is to implement the recommendations from the Policy Papers and to identify and solve the most urgent problems. The challenge is also to integrate the planning and thinking in the demographic and population ageing context to all the strategies on the local, communities level. That's why, the gerontological education and information campaigns are very important, as well as civil society empowerment to be strong enough to face the future difficulties and complicated social changes.
Our Association promotes also the idea "age friendly cities" in all the aspects, as the suitable tool and signpost for the seniors policy as a whole. Association HIPOKAMP is a provider of the educational and activating, supporting work in the communities, focused on the elders and the intergenerational dimension in demographic context. We support seniors clubs and other non-formal seniors groups, cooperating with nursing homes and daily stay houses for seniors.
|Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Serbia||Since its foundation in 2002, Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH) Serbia is committed towards achieving a discrimination-free, gender-equal and pro-choice environment fostering full enjoyment of human rights for all, especially the vulnerable and poor. SRH Serbia's mission is to eliminate stigma, stereotypes and prejudices that threaten individual wellbeing, and lead to discrimination and widespread violation of people's health and human rights, especially in regards to the discrimination of women, older people, people with HIV/AIDs and people with disabilities.
SRH Serbia is based in Belgrade but has national reach through regional office in Niš. A network of volunteers cover the whole of south-east Serbia, as well as through other sister NGOs that enable the organisation to reach vulnerable groups throughout the country.
In order to reach its goals, SRH Serbia is dedicated to working in partnerships with communities, governments, other state bodies, NGOs and donors.
|ATDAL Over 40||ATDAL Over 40 is a nationwide non-profit entity established in Milan in 2002 by a group of unemployed citizens, mostly high-level managers and officers. They had been forced to leave their jobs as a consequence of dismissals or individual resignations and were not yet entitled to receive a pension from the State welfare system although in some cases certain workers were very close to qualifying for those pensions.
Since the beginning ATDAL Over 40 has been engaging political parties, public authorities and mass media by carrying out projects and actions aimed at helping unemployed people over 40 to re-enter the job market and to protect their rights by expanding the current welfare protection system, since today only 30% of unemployed benefit from an income support in Italy. We also develop educational and information campaigns to raise awareness and effect behavioral change among employers, older learners and workers as well as the general public.
ATDAL Over 40 is focuses on people who lost their jobs at individual level (fired workers, people who were paid to resign or forced to resign through bossing /mobbing acts) and who were left, in most cases, without any kind of support.
|Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association||The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, ASCCA, is the National Peak Body for Seniors and Technology in Australia. ASCCA’s non-profit mission is to seek to educate seniors, and people with disabilities where possible in the use of computers as a way of enriching their lives and making them more self-reliant in the world of technology. The Association also seeks to bridge the generation gap and assist seniors in finding ways to benefit the community at large through their collective experience and knowledge. It was established in 1998 and is run by seniors for seniors. ASCCA has established a network of autonomous Seniors Computer Clubs across all states of Australia. Except for the equivalent of 1.3 full time staff ASCCA is run by volunteers.
The Association provides a channel for communication between like-minded people, who want to share in the potential of the computer age to serve their individual and community goals.
ASCCA seeks to serve the Seniors of Australia by providing advocacy, information, training, forums, seminars and workshops relevant to technology and other issues of importance to older people.
ASCCA had built, and maintained, a worthwhile network spanning community organisations, government departments/agencies, Industry, media and the general public. It has also build valuable bridges to International networks.
Seniors and those with a disability can be disadvantaged by not knowing how to use technology and ASCCA is determined to help them explore the advantages and satisfaction of using technology.
|Be the Evidence Project||The mission of the Be the Evidence Project is to create awareness of human rights and social justice issues through research, advocacy, and education. Be The Evidence Project activities foster dialogue and action on how human rights and social justice can be realized in everyday and professional practice.
The Be the Evidence Project is a collective of globally conscious researchers, practitioners, educators, policy-makers and advocates, and concerned citizens whose non-profit independent scholarly and creative ventures are designed to disseminate knowledge, values, and skills that will help improve the individual and community response to critical social issues and improve well-being using 'any media means necessary'. Active projects include: Aging and the Criminal Justice System, Trauma, Aging, and Well-Being, The Use of the Arts for Individual and Social Transformation, and Human Rights Education Implementation.
|Beth Johnson Foundation||The Beth Johnson Foundation is a UK wide charity that works to make a positive impact on the lives of older people, to gain recognition for the valuable role that older people play in society and to challenge age discrimination and stereotyping. We do this by bringing together research, policy and best practice. Key to our approach is effective communication and our central message that we want everyone to enjoy a great quality of life as they age:
We challenge traditional thinking about ageing
We transform innovation into practical application
We work with older people, partners and funders to test and refine programme delivery
We present the evidence of achievement to influence practitioners and policymakers
We have already changed experiences and perceptions of ageing and are committed to the achievement of our goals.
|Cameroon League for Development|
|Care First Foundation||The Care First Foundation is a Govt. registered non profitable, non-government, voluntary and charitable philanthropic organization working for Aging to reduce geriatric sufferings for a good quality aging life.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FOUNDATION
1. To accelerate development and improve quality of family and social responsibility to elderly people and restore respect for them in the younger generation through raising awareness and by making people appreciate the value and usefulness of the elderly people for the welfare of the society.
2. To promote family and community accountability and responsibility for proper care and respect for the elderly people.
3. To provide professional services to the elderly people through training, advocacy and group counseling.
The affairs of the Foundation shall be managed by the Executive Committee of the Foundation, which shall have the responsibility to determine the direction and scope of the activities of the Foundation.
THE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE FOUNDATION
a. General Body b. Executive Committee (EC)
Secretary General: He/She shall be the ‘Office-in-Charge’ of the Foundation and shall work as the ‘Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’ of the Secretariat.
Our Program approaches and impact :
How to eliminate aging risk is our main task by visit door to door visit and provide require service. Our approach is education, advocacy counseling, community aging risk monitoring and caring service mutually with family.
After program implemented the beneficiaries will have able to know elderly risk diseases, sufferings ,prevention and care management and family will be how to manage elders.
|Caritas Hong Kong - Services for the Elderly|
|Centre for Community Relief and Development (CECORD)||Centre for Community Relief and Development (CECORD) is working to improve lives of vulnerable people in the community by facilitating and coordinating human rights, agriculture, environment and sexual reproductive health activities targeting children, youth, women and older people.|
|Centre for Gerontological Studies||CENTRE FOR GERONTOLOGICAL STUDIES, Thiruvananthapuram, India is an International Centre for Inter-disciplinary studies and research on aging. Established in 1983 on the initiative of futuristic senior social science faculty from major South Indian Universities, it has, over time, earned reputation as a unique global centre for studies and research on aging. It received the Government of India Award for Best Centre in 2009. The Centre undertakes studies, research, training, advocacy, consultancy, extension and documentation on the causes, concerns, problems and needs of the elderly. Its unique lies in the fact that that it specializes on the marginalised groups among the elderly – the oldest old, old widows, the abused and the abandoned, those below poverty line, and those requiring terminal and palliative care. It has to its credit the organization of 5 international congresses, more than a dozen national conferences and innumerable regional seminars, discussion groups, colloquia and workshops on aging. It has published several books and prepared several research reports and its faculty has published numerous books and papers on ageing. The Centre has been consultant to the Government of Kerala on important and critical ageing issues and it also offers consultancy to the Government of India.
|Centro de Investigaciones en Derecho de la Vejez||Centro de Investigaciones en Derecho de la Vejez is the first university legal institute created to develop the field of elder law and human rights for older people”.|
|Center for Studies on Aging||Established in 2008 in Beirut, the Center for the Studies on Aging (CSA) is a hub for research, education, policy formulation and training on ageing in Lebanon and the Arab region. Its motto is TRIPP (Translation of Research into Policy and Practice). The CSA is led by a group of professionals committed to the promotion of evidence-based policy and practice in support of older people in Lebanon and the Arab world. Founding members include researchers, academicians, geriatricians, social workers, NGO directors and governmental representatives.
The three main pillars of the Centre’s strategic tools are: 1) Research, policy briefs, database, networks, conferences and debates; 2) Human resource development, training and capacity building; and 3) optimizing opportunities that promote active participation and mainstreaming of older people issues across all sectors. The CSA has been involved in a region-wide mapping of ageing policies, programs and legislations conducted for the MIPAA and ICPD reviews in 2012-2013 and is currently highly visible in advocating for the rights and participation of older persons, notably in the context of the recent Syrian crisis and emergencies in the region.
|CNPEA||The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) is a national, non-profit organisation focused on elder abuse prevention and response. CNPEA connects people and organisations, fosters the exchange of reliable information, and advances program and policy development on issues related to preventing abuse of older adults, working at the local, regional, provincial/territorial, and national levels.
|Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association|
|Community Action for Progress (CAP)||Community Action for Progress (CAP) is a developmentally oriented organization established in 2006 aimed at stirring up development in and amongst the communities in our operational areas in the Western Area and Northern parts of Sierra Leone. We endeavor to promote agriculture, health, and education for the community people. At present, CAP focuses on the less fortunate such as older people because they are more vulnerable and their rights are denied by many, especially the governmental sector. Some of them were forcefully retired from jobs without benefits or with low pension pay.
However, with the help of some National and International Non-Governmental Organizations, CAP has intervened to help these less fortunate older people and girls to enjoy their rights through the provision of health necessities, social care and employment facilities and to help the older people to become self-reliant in their sustainable agricultural activities and petty trading pursuit. In the future, CAP would like to provide a forum to strengthen current and future advocacy efforts for positive sustainable changes in the lives of older people.
|Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA Cameroon)|
|Concern for Elders Initiative (CEI)||Concern for Elders Initiative (CEI) is a charitable and Non Governmental Organization registered in 2010 with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja, with registration No. 38432. The organization is established to confront and address the menace of Elder Abuse and several other challenges peculiar to the elderly in our midst. The coming into existence of CEI is a clarion call to rescue older persons from chronic poverty, abandonment, discrimination, prejudice and hostility.
The spate of abandonment and inhuman treatment accorded the aged in Nigeria is saddening. Abject and chronic poverty is another worrisome twist among the elderly. These are men and women above 60 years of age who have invested their time, energy and resources in nation building, but retired as a result of obvious physical decline. Our laws and policies towards their protection and care appear to be poor and largely inadequate. These and several other anomalies form the basics of CEI 5-piont Agenda and the PSCSC. The development is not only counter-productive; it renders old age undesirable instead of a virtue, an aspiration and a desirable quality worthy for all mankind.
CEI is raising awareness and giving succour, networking likeminded groups and individual locally and internationally, seeking global cooperation and synergy to protect and keep the dignity of the elderly irrespective of their ethnic origin, socioeconomic and religious background.
|COTA Australia||COTA Australia’s mission is to:
-Promote, improve and protect the circumstances and wellbeing of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers.
-Be recognised by government, the general community and media as representing, advocating for and serving all older Australians.
COTA Australia promotes the concerns of older people at the highest level of government and associated organisations.
COTA Australia makes representation to Federal Government Ministers, Shadow Ministers and senior advisers on issues of relevance to older people. Its submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry “Caring for Older Australians” was used by the Commission as the guide text for its inquiry.
COTA Australia develops innovative programs through a national unit dedicated to this activity. These programs are delivered throughout Australia.
|Current Evangelism Ministries||CEM Sierra Leone is an ecumenical consortium of approximately 500 indigenous churches, grassroots agencies and Christian inspired groups. It is an interdenominational Christian and non-governmental organization established on the 16th October, 1992 amidst the assured conflict in Sierra Leone. It is dedicated to the proposition that absolute poverty can be substantially reduced through concerted actions. The organization is committed to the enhancement of the spiritual and socio economic well-being of the people of Sierra Leone, especially the older people, the vulnerable children, and widows by contributing to education, general development, promoting the alleviation of hunger, poverty and the elimination of diseases.|
|DaneAge (Aeldre Sagen)||Facts
• DaneAge was founded in 1986 and is a not-for-profit, direct membership organization
• DaneAge has 690,000 members (the Danish population is 5.6 million people)
• 32 % of all Danes aged 50+ are members of DaneAge
• Membership is open to all adults (age 18+)
• DaneAge is independent, non-partisan and neutral regarding party politics, religion, and ethnic origins
• DaneAge has 217 local chapters across Denmark
• DaneAge has 15,400 volunteers working in the local chapters, doing voluntary social work, providing local membership activities, local advocacy, etc.
• DaneAge’s headquarters in Copenhagen has a staff of 115 (FTE)
The mission of DaneAge is to fight for a society in which all can live long and good lives;
a society in which:
• The person is more important than their age,
• It is possible to live and flourish on their own terms,
• Support and care are available for those who need it.
|Dharma Foundation of India||The Dharma Foundation of India is an NGO which aims to achieve the following:
1. To develop and implement Active Ageing a WHO guideline in community dwelling elderly.
2. To create a community based model by empowering elderly for chronic disease prevention , create opportunities to permit elderly to have productive social participation, and utilize their resources in community development programs.
3. To capture effect of active ageing using the WHO guideline of International Classification of Functioning
4. To develop best practices for lifelong learning
5. To provide an array of essential services to the elderly.
6. To create a resource of community health volunteers for the disadvantaged population.
7. To involve more elderly members of the community, to adapt the dialogue to the realities of a community and to help the spirit of dialogue to become part of the everyday lives of all participants.
8. To improve contacts between different generations and ensure that all groups can benefit from these contacts.
|DIS-MOI (Droits Humains - Ocean Indien)||DIS-MOI is a NGO founded in 2012 with the objective of endeavouring towards a society for more justice in conjunction with the fundamental values of human rights. We conduct, inter alia, a sustained education and training programme on human rights aimed at students, young adults, and older people. We have put up several specialized commissions of which the Commission for the Rights of Older People.
DIS-MOI , as a thriving organization in advocacy for human rights in the Indian Ocean, is leading a vast national campaign in view of creating awareness and promoting older people’s rights. We pose ourselves as one of the stakeholders vis-à-vis the Government while we provide a weekly platform for the dissemination of concise, correct and valid information in one of the best selling dailies in the country.
We lobby for the Government of Mauritius to join international coordinated lobbying efforts for a Convention for the Rights of Older People.
|Elderly My Solidarity Investment||Organization Background: Elderly My Solidarity Investment is an Elderly led organization which was established in 2008 with the aim of joining hands and making productive gifts the elderly have despite abandonment and non-recognition by the community. After realising that age has no limits to what we can do and produce, we were able to produce hand made products (hand crafts) though we experience difficulties in marketing of the products. Though older persons have not been given respect they deserve, they are honoured that they are resources of community tradition and roles of advisors to guide and support the younger generation with wisdom that comes from a lifetime of experience obtained while raising new generations.
Mission: To see a society where there are productive and reproductive elderly roles that are shaped by cultural norms and values, moulded and constrained within specific economic, demographic and socio-political systems.
Vision: To have elderly free from all forms of elder abuse and see the elderly advantages on the contribution to the welfare of the family and community.
Achievement: The only achievement reached is of handcrafts productions, though currently we want to go beyond by creating older centres with income generation activities all over the country in all regions and further expand the centres in districts and wards.
|Empower and Care Organization Uganda (EACO)||Empower and Care Organization Uganda (EACO) was established to address the limited educational and economic opportunities that exist for vulnerable groups of women and children in Mukono County. EACO’s vision is that, by implementing activities that provide these opportunities, it will contribute to the reduction of poverty and HIV/AIDS in the Mukono community.|
|European Association for Directors and Providers of Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly (EDE)||Founded in 1989, E.D.E. is an international umbrella organisation representing national associations for directors and providers of long-term care services in Europe. One of E.D.E.’s major tasks is to promote the exchange of information and experience among the members, to facilitate mutual learning and to improve the quality of care and assistance for the elderly.
The most important activities of the E.D.E. include: working in organisations active in the area of the social and health care for the elderly on European level, counselling national associations in the field of long-term care, organising international conferences, training programmes and study trips, cooperation in cross-border research projects in the area of care for the elderly, developing standard guidelines for the professional training of directors of long-term care services. Every two years, E.D.E. organises a European congress to current topics in the fields of long-term care.
E.D.E.’s main target group are professionals from the field of long-term care who have continued exchanging about their daily work practice since years. E.D.E.’s networking enable to identify differences in existing systems and care models in Europe as well as possible ways for improvement and optimising of person-centred care.
|Elwedad Society for Community Rehabilitation League (WHEEL)||El-Wedad Society for Community Rehabilitation (WSCR) is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization. It was established in March 2001 to provide the services of psychosocial and educational rehabilitation and development for the local community all over the Gaza Strip. The major categories targeted are children, women, youth, and elderly people who receive quality and non-discriminatory services of training, counseling, guidance, and awareness in the various psychosocial and educational fields.
The WSCR Association is seeking to implement the projects in the spirit of long-term programs, and forward-looking vision which is pursuing a logical concept of institutional development and improvement perspective permanent, and not within the abstract of the relief context who leads most institutions. The WSCR is working hard to achieve the principle of raising the efficiency of the local community and move it behaviorally and polarization of a positive belief that a society in all its components, that is the true partner and affective solution to reduce the load on the Official agencies.
|Fundación Estudio Debate y Acción (FEDA)||Established in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 1991, FEDA is a non for profit, policy and education NGO.
Study, investigation, education and dissemination of knowledge related to sciences and juridical, ecological, political, economic, social, psychological and humanistic practices in general.
The promotion of the arts and of all actions that enhace the development and human well-being
With a special emphasis Gerontology and the defense of the Rights of Older Persons
* To help society address the issues of their aging population in a positive and constructive way and as part of the life cycle..
* The protection of Older Persons Human Rights and other fundamental freedoms
* To highlight older people's productivity and contributions to society as a whole.
|GAPAFOT||GAPAFOT is a national NGO located in the Central African Republic; one of the world's poorest and most conflict ridden countries. Faced with many development challenges, GAPAFOT has worked in rural and urban areas across the nation since 1996 to protection older people within the country.
|Geriatric Respite Care Foundation||Geriatric Respite Care Foundation (G.R.C.F) is a health organization started to offer decent health life style to older persons of Uganda. The Foundation’s objectives are in line with Uganda Government’s National Policy for Older Persons (2009); “Ageing with Security and Dignity”; and compliments national health guidelines of providing comfort to older persons.
Geriatric Community and Holistic Palliative Care services (GCHPCS) as our major activity, value socially as well as training both the public and older persons on the health rights.
Other core activities GRCFU is seeking for partnership to ensure rights of older persons implemented are:
a. Age Friendly Cities and Communities to reduce on Elder Abuse.
b. Boast GCHPCS department with a service van. (For frails)
c. Research on the Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Gerontology, Nutrition, Caregiving, wellness and Alzheimer diseases.
In future, we plan to set up a Geriatric and Respite Centre in a quiet environment for the benefits of longevity, preventive and curative care hence productive to break the stereotype that older persons are passive consumers of social and health services.
We call for partnership with individuals, organizations and companies in this new innovation and the first of its kind in Uganda. Volunteers who can promote the rights and quality of life as well as integrating older persons into the society in a meaningful way, are well come.
|Global Salvation Ministry Foundation||Global Salvation Ministry Foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of older people. Located in Kasoa, the central region of Ghana-West Africa, the Foundation is a a member of the Coalition of Volunteering Organizations Ghana (COVOG)
The Global Salvation Ministry Foundation advocates for the rights of the older people through publication of articles in the national news papers, in seminars, durbars,churches, schools and in public functions.
Additionally, the foundation provides food, clothing,water,periodic health and nutritional education.
Finally, the GSMF organizes health walks to create awareness to the public against the abuse of older people. We remind the government of the need to set up a policy that will govern the rights of the older people, because it seems there is no such policy that protects the rights of the older people, therefore they are being abused.
Since everybody has his/her rights to education, shelter, health, and security that is why we have taken it upon ourselves to advocate for the rights of older people.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Gray Panthers||WHO WE ARE
We are the risk-takers; we are the innovators; we are the developers of new models. We are trying the future on for size. That is our role."
-Maggie Kuhn, Founder
Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people.
Create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions.
Honoring Maturity: The concept of aging takes into account an individuals growth during their entire life span, from birth to death in personal development, social involvement, and self fulfillment.
Unifying the Generations: Recognition that generations are formed by different histories and cultures, but a common respect holds them together.
Active Engagement: Civic participation and responsibility are fundamental to achieving goals of social and economic justice.
Participatory Democracy: The Gray Panthers belongs to its members. The members define the organization's values, purpose, and the issues in which we place collective energy.
|HelpAge Germany||HelpAge Germany is a non-governmental development organization working to improve the living conditions of older people and their dependents in developing countries through direct programmes and advocacy and awareness activities in Germany and the European Union. HelpAge Germany is a sister organization of the HelpAge International network. It works through intergenerational programmes linking the older and younger generations. Since our foundation in 2005 we have worked to empower older people to live full lives as actively engaged citizens; helping to secure their right to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs. We encourage a move away from viewing older people as passive recipients of welfare to older people as rights holders and are actively working to advocate and raise awareness about the need for a new International Convention on the Rights of Older People.|
|HelpAge International||HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
Our work is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world.
HelpAge International works in over 65 countries with more than 100 Affiliates and 180 other partners across all continents.
HelpAge International has six regional development centres and offices in London, UK and Brussels, Belgium from which we support our work around the world.
|HelpAge International Espana||The Foundation HelpAge International España is a non-governmental development organisation that supports older people in developing countries and is part of the global network HelpAge International. HAI España was founded in 2008 in order to raise awareness amongst the Spanish public and institutions about the needs of older people in developing countries, to influence government policy around ageing and to increase the reach of the network’s campaigns to defend the rights of older people. HAI España supports the projects implemented by HelpAge International worldwide through funding from Spanish institutional and private donors. Our work is focussed on alleviating the situation faced by older persons and their families in Humanitarian crises; supporting older caregivers who are left caring for children as a result of conflict, the AIDS epidemic or emigration; providing medical care appropriate to people’s age; guaranteeing decent work and pensions for older people; promoting the rights of older persons and actively supporting the work towards a UN Convention to protect their rights. In 2013 HAI España, together with 16 leading organizations from the Spanish civil society, founded the National Board for a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons, to intensify debate around the Convention, increase its visibility and to gather support for it. We strongly promote the image of older people as active citizens who contribute hugely to society, with the same rights and obligations as the rest of the population.|
|HelpAge USA||HelpAge USA, the US affiliate of HelpAge International, works with our global network of affiliates and partners to implement programs and policies that improve the lives of older people in the world's poorest communities. We ensure that older people are included in international development and have access to emergency relief, income security, health services and basic human rights.
We believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. We are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty.
Our vision is of a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.
We work with our partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security.
|Hogar Accesible||HOGAR ACCESIBLE is a Spanish company based in Barcelona (Spain) that seeks to improve the quality of older people’s life by defending their rights and facilitating the habitability and usability of dwellings, buildings and the relationship of people with their immediate environment. One of our objectives is to propose tools and easy solutions that allow older people to keep enjoying their homes and their cities for longer.
What do we expect to gain from GAROP?
We expect to learn and share experience and knowledge about how accessibility is handled in countries that have been working on these problems for years. We also expect to find funding for projects, public and private, on which can collaborate in order to continue to increase our knowledge and improve our methods for helping people.
What are our objectives?
Our aim is to offer easy-work tools and solutions to ALL people which will allow them to be more autonomous at home, work or in public places while providing top quality support and services based on a client-oriented approach, environmental-friendly, cost effective way, and ethical and transparent manner.
|Hungbo Community Development Project||Hungbo Community Development Project, is a Non-governmental Organization that was established in 1995. It registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs and the Western Area Rural District Council. H.C.D.P focuses on the following activities for rural underdeveloped communities; Agriculture, Health, Education and Micro-Finance for the Older People. The Organization is operating in 18 chiefdoms within three (3) districts in Sierra Leone-Western Area Rural District, Tonkolili District and Port Loko Districts.
The Project was being funded in 1996 to 2003 during the war by an international donor agency based in U.S.A- Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR)
-To promote programs at advancing the stage of older people for safety, security, and vulnerable older people.
-To initiate prevention and educational programs.
-To promote Basic Health Care and lobby and advocate for the right of the older people
-Catering and disbursement of micro-finance for the youths and older people.
-Provide and promote quality social services for the youths (school drop-out) and old age
To seek assistance for the establishment and piloting of adult literacy programs in the most remote villages.
-To provide emergency relief.
|International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)|
|International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics||The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics is to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations. The Association pursues these activities with a view of enhancing the highest quality of life and well being of all people as they experience ageing at individual and societal levels.|
|International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing||Our Mission
The mission of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing is to connect and support care and service providers worldwide to enhance quality of life for ageing. IAHSA represents the interests of its members and promotes the association’s goals through education, leadership, and research. Our members include representatives from ageing services industries, governments, ministries of health, voluntary organizations, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, academics, and architects that specialize in design for aging.
To promote quality services for the ageing
To connect researchers and providers through applied research
To provide a forum for professional networking and an exchange of information for all persons interested in ageing, care of the ageing, facility design and accessibility for the ageing
To promote and provide education and training on global issues pertaining to ageing
To disseminate pertinent and timely information regarding ageing issues
|International Federation of Associations |
of Older Persons (FIAPA)
|The FIAPA was created on 26 September 1980 in Paris. It was born from the determination of about sixty associations spread over four countries (France, Italy, Belgium and Spain) to defend elder rights and interests within our contemporary society.
The federation is particularly committed to defending and promoting the human rights of older persons.
The FIAPA is invested in a constant struggle against various forms of age discrimination in everyday life.
The FIAPA is an International Non-Governmental Organization enjoying consultative status, the highest status offered by UNO. The WHO also recognizes the FIAPA as an International Organization representing the interests of elderly people. Enjoying participative status with the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), the FIAPA is represented at the conference of INGOs. In this sense, it has served as member of several commissions within the Council of Europe such as the Commission on « Human Rights », the Commission « Democracy, Social Cohesion and World Challenges » and the Commission for « Education and Culture ». The FIAPA works in close collaboration with UNESCO in culture and education sectors as well as in medical and social programs.
|International Federation of Social Workers|
|International Federation on Ageing||The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), established in 1973, is an international non-governmental organization representing more than 50 million people in 73 countries, through its membership base of NGOs, industry, academia, all levels of government and individuals. Through its global advocacy efforts the IFA has attained the unique status of General Consultative Status at the United Nations and its agencies including the World Health Organization.
The IFA is a point of global connection of experts and expertise in the field of ageing and achieves this through the development of national, regional and international information platforms that help to influence and shape effective age related policy. IFA was a leading member of civil society that championed the United Nations Principles for Older People in 1999 that underpins many national and regional strategic plans and now chairs the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People.
Through its growing global reach via a large membership base and governmental network the IFA is uniquely placed to view the social and economic consequences of population ageing in the context of both its opportunities and challenges including financial protection, healthy ageing, age-friendly cities, health and social system change, labour market forces and the care continuum.
|International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse||The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) is an international nongovernmental organization which was founded in 1997 and has consultative status with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Acknowledging the diversity of culture, background, and life style of the world population, INPEA aims to increase society’s ability, through international collaboration, to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the latter years of life will be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation. INPEA’s objectives are to increase public awareness and knowledge of the issue, to promote education and training of professionals and paraprofessionals in identification, treatment and prevention, to further advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected elders, and to stimulate research into the causes, consequences, prevalence and treatment. Of critical concern to INPEA is the issue of violence against older women.
INPEA has Regional Representatives in all UN Regions, as well as numerous National Representatives. INPEA engages Member States of the United Nations at various Commission Meetings, such as the Commission for the Status of Women and at the Human Rights Council.
INPEA launched the First World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on 15 June 2006. In December 2011, the United Nations officially designated WEAAD on 15 June as a United Nations International Day of Commemoration.
|Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project||In 2008, with gift from alumnus Joseph Loundy, Roosevelt University established the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, a program unique in the US, in which students conduct comparative research on the promotion of human rights in the US and abroad. They then use that research to generate advocacy strategies for promoting human rights and social justice in Chicago.
Students engage in a series of seminars and field experiences with national and local leaders in the year's designated advocacy area. The seminar series is also open to the public and the larger Roosevelt Community. The students then travel abroad for analogous field experiences with human rights and social justice advocates and scholars in another country. The students use this comparative experience to analyze what has worked where, and why, and thus to predict the most likely effective solutions locally. Summer internships allow students to work on implementing their proposals.
|John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic||The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic was founded in 2014 by Professors Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak and Steven D. Schwinn as a continuation of The John Marshall Law School’s long-standing history and dedication to human rights. The International Human Rights Clinic promotes human rights domestically and around the world by providing direct legal representation; documenting human rights violations in the United States and abroad; collaborating with other human rights organizations on cases and projects; and publishing and presenting reports, papers, and other materials related to human rights to promote change.
To achieve its mission, the Clinic, collaborates with a range of partners in both academia and the advocacy field to develop human rights accountability mechanisms; documents and disseminates information on pressing issues in human rights; serves as a forum for dialogue between individuals and entities sharing innovative ideas and methods in human rights; and advocate for clients in international and domestic forums.
|Law in the Service of the Elderly|
|Liberian Association of Retired Persons (LARP)||The Liberian Association of Retired Persons was founded during the height of the Liberian civil war,1990 -2003.
The purpose was to take care of the elder population who were victimized as a result of the fighting.
Since then, The Association has been striving to survive despite numerous challenge.
Our activities have been to seek relief assistance and to advocate for a better aging life in line with international standards.
However, we have been faced with serious financial crises after the war to the point that we are unable to pay our membership dues and to effectively operate.
Our main international partner has been the International Federation on Aging(IFA).
we have been carrying out several works in the field of aging ,such as the global survey on aging in 2000.
we were invited and financed by the Danish Government to participate in the 8th Global Conference in Copenhagen ,2006.
From our advocacy the Government of Liberia considered opening a department on Aging in its ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
Very sad to say, but the fact remains that about 90 per cent of the elderly in Liberia and many parts of Sub Saharan Africa are very poor and live on $1.00 a day or on begging.
|Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons (LUEHW)||Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons (LUEHW) is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental organization established in Liberia in January 2003, Incorporated in May 2004 and certificated 2005 and 2010 respectively. LUEHW is duly registered and accredited with the Government of Liberia. LUEHW works to promote peace, security and sustainable development.
The key objectives of LUEHW are:
- To expose and collect hidden/ illicit weapons and small arms in Liberia and the West Africa sub-region, and to curtail their proliferation and misuse
- To sensitize and educate the various publics about the dangers and effects of weapons and small arms
- To collaborate and liaise with relevant national and international organizations and individuals to address the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons and other related issues
- To promote the work of the United Nations, especially in the areas of peace, security and sustainable development (including the Millennium Development Goals)
- To create and conduct advocacy and awareness on issues of national concerns through the following: Palaver Hall, Town Hall and Consultative Meetings, Interactive Forums, Radio Talks Show, Dramas, Posters, Flyers, etc.
|Lotus Eldercare Pte Ltd||Lotus Eldercare was incorporated on 1st July 2013 to provide home eldercare services, and to collaborate and support eldercare technological research and development.
With the aging population and modern effective medical care in Singapore, there has been a rapid increase in dependent patients who are either bed or house bound. Lotus Eldercare provides healthcare services to these patients who have mobility problems, whose families may otherwise spend a lot of time and effort in bringing them for reviews to hospitals.
We treat patients holistically. We review patients’ needs, families’ and caregivers’ concerns and formulate a long term care plan. We will advise on the common problems that may occur and the solutions to them. We firmly believe in training and empowering the families and caregivers so that they will feel more reassured and able to give their utmost care to the patients.
Lotus Eldercare also works with technological companies to support and develop technologies to provide more efficient care at home.
|Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing|
|BACKGROUND AND ORIGIN
A serious disparity exists between the growing ageing population and the number of health care providers being trained to meet the unique health care needs of older adults. This problem is both in developed and developing world. The key to alleviating the shortage, according to researchers, is for medical schools to lead the change in giving geriatric medicine the attention it deserves, cultivating programs where there are none, improving existing ones. There is a major deficiency in the number of physicians trained in geriatrics, in addition to limited paramedical personal trained in the field.
The Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing was founded in 2002 to stimulate the development of health care services for older people in the region. It was established by a number of professors and teachers from the Middle East and Europe. The Model of MEAMA was taken from the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA). The mission of MEAMA is to create a hub for education and training in the field of ageing in the Middle East.
Abyad Medical Center and Middle East Longevity Institute were instrumental in organizing the first course of the MEAMA. Over the previous years, several reputable official governmental, regional and international organisations helped in the development of the academy including The Health Ministers' Council for the Cooperation Council States, Ministry of Health in Bahrain, The European Academy for Medicine of Ageing, The European Union of Geriatric Medicine Society, the Geriatric Medicine Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists, the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, medi+WORLD International, Multimedia Medical University, Al Jinan University, Azm & Saade Association, Hamad Medical Coporation, National Guard National Guard Health Affairs -King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
|Miloserdie||Our organization was established in 1989.
The main goal was to represent and assist the disabled community of the region. Since then on, all our activities have been focused on that.
Our membership counts 560 disabled adults, including 74 children. There are various disabilities represented in our group. The legal representative of the organization is the chairman of the Board. The Board holds the chairman responsible.The organization offers various kinds of assistance. We do a lot in providing the needy members with the humanitarian aid such as food and clothes. Actually, all our members are eligible for such an offer. Due to various disabilities our organization deals with, we provide the disabled with various special equipment, such as crutches, wheel chairs, walking sticks, pampers, urine receivers, pampers and etc. Perhaps, one of the important things we do is offering the disabled an orthopedic service. Any person not necessary our member can be examined and consulted for free.
As a part of our services the amputees can order artificial limbs, we have a good contact with one company that specializes in making prosthesis’s.
We do a lot in the area of training and education. We have got an experience in teaching a computer and language courses. Up to now we had Estonian language courses only, but our great desire is to organize English language courses. In our work we put an accent upon cultural and sport life of the disabled. We do a lot in organizing the cultural presentations where the disabled participate or we invite famous people. Through a year we held lots of sport contests. Our organization is active in various kinds of sports such as, swimming, wheel chair racing, arm wrestling etc. We don’t only initiate sport contests, but we also take an active part in contests all over Estonia and abroad.
|Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization (MOSAPORG)||Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization (MOSAPORG) is a national NGO focus on Supporting the vulnerable groups of Children,elders,women and people with disabilities as welll focus on System Strengthening in supporting these vulnerable groups.|
|National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC)||The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is the peak national body for community legal centres (CLCs) in Australia. Its members are the peak bodies of CLCs in each Australian state and territory. Community Legal Centres are independently operating not-for-profit, community-based organisations that provide legal services to the public, focusing on disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community as well as people with special needs. Some CLCs offer specialist legal services and others provide services targeted to particular groups, including older people. NACLC has a history of pursuing the rights of older persons both domestically and internationally. NACLC also has special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).|
|National Board for the Convention of Human Rights of Older People||The National Board for the Convention of Human Rights of Older People was created in Madrid, Spain in October 2013 and was officially presented on February 20, 2014, coinciding with the International Day of Social Justice.
The Board is made up of the principal civil society organizations related to human rights, social action and ageing from Spain, all of which have signed the Manifesto for a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older People. The Board joins the existing movement in 57 countries to demand a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older People.
The mission of the State Board is to defend the rights of the older people against abuse or violence, fight against age discrimination, make this group visible in the current system of human rights protection and highlight the positive contribution they bring to their families and society in general.
The Board strongly supports the development, adoption, ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons which would provide a clearer and binding legal framework and help governments, the private sector, civil society and other sectors to take positive decisions directly benefitting older people. We would like to see a world where there is no age discrimination, where older women and men can enjoy their full rights and where there dignity is respected.
|National Old Folks of Liberia (NOFOL)||The National Old Folks of Liberia (NOFOL), a humanitarian organisation, non-profit, non-governmental, non-political was organised and established on 5 December 2011 and incorporated on 1 June 2012 by the Government of Liberia.
In addition to the above, on July 1, 2012 the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs also granted NOFOL a certification of accreditation as a non-governmental organisation and on 14 September 2012 it was awarded duty free tax clearance certificate. Finally on 13 December 2012, a memorandum was received from the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare Davison of Ageing-reemphasising its aims and objectives to protect, promote and work along with key government ministries, NGOs, INGOs, faith-based organisations, families and local traditional leadership at the national, county, district & community levels to cater to the welfare of destitute old people of Liberia.
NOFOL has received Special Consultative Status with UN-ECOSOC.
|Nottingham Elders' Forum|
|The New Washburn Foundation (NWBF)||THE NEW WASHBURN FOUNDATION:-Is a Non-Government organization for non- profit sharing which was founded on Feb, 2015.Nwbf envisioned Tanzanian citizens knowing their rights and develop in their socio-economic and cultural life so as to maintain their life standards like others with regard on environmental protections and sustainability. Nwbf mission is to create awareness on peoples’ rights and maintaining their socio-economic and cultural lives as well as building their life standard without endangering their environment.|
|New World Hope Organization||New World Hope is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-governmental organization, established in 1996. New World Hope Organization (NWHO) was registered in 2005, as an NGO with the Government of Pakistan under Societies Registration Act. XXI of 1860 (Registration No. RJSC/DISTT RWP/40).
The Organization [NWHO] is engaged in humanitarian, environment and participatory development and sustainability here at home and abroad. Whether responding to disasters and emergencies, promoting sustainable economic and social development, strengthening the well-being of people specially Women, Children, Senior Citizens, providing training, or building infrastructure, we at NWHO remain focused on our philosophy of: “Improvement of the quality of life for all peoples, strengthening people for disasters and emergencies, participatory involvement regardless of race, religion or gender, creed or nationality, and the preservation of Earth, and environmental development.
|NSINDAGIZA organization||Context: More than twenty years has passed since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Survivors and others who were separated from their family members are living today older but without necessary services to enable them live independently and in good health.
Meaning of the term “NSINDAGIZA”: This concept is used when a weaker pilgrim is asking the strongest to support him/her by taking his/her hand and together they make easier the task/journey.
Vision: Increased rights respect, wellbeing and care for the most vulnerable older women and men
Mission: To provide support and care to the most vulnerable older persons in order to increase the respect of their rights, wellbeing and aspirations.
Values: Passion for the elderly, compassion, human dignity, generosity, humility, hope for the future, networking.
Networking: NSINDAGIZA is member of the International Federation of Older People (FIAPA), it is working in partnership with local authorities, youth groups, women’s network, church leaders and opinion leaders.
“Their specific needs require specific strategies and specific actions”
|Old Generation Rejuvenation Ashram (OGRA)||OGRA (Old Generation Rejuvenation Ashram) is a registered charitable trust managed by a team of senior citizens, working for rejuvenation of senior citizens by actively engaging them in activities of their choice which also improve the society around. Our goal is to bring this “old” section of society back into the humdrum of life in a meaningful way that improves us all as a community. Let the old people also live a purposeful life with honour and dignity.
|Philanthropy Center for Children and the Elderly||The Philanthropy Center for Children and the Elderly (PCCE) is a local, non-profit and non-governmental organisation established in 2005 to promote community empowerment and respect the right and dignity of children and older people in Mongolia.|
|Phoebe Education Fund for AIDS Orphans|
|Pramacare||Pramacare is a not-for-profit charity in the South of England. They were founded to provide help and care for people in their own homes, enabling them to live independently without being forced into unwanted residential care. Since its formation in 1982 the vision has broadened to include personal care and management along with a now extensive and increasing network of Dementia, sports and arts clubs for older people. Today the charity has grown from a handful of dedicated volunteers to around 400 volunteers and employees who provide around 100,000 hours of face to face personal support and care each year. They provide compassionate support, giving dignity and respect, and are developing care from a Human Rights perspective to complement and complete our existing resilience and asset based approach. This is a completely new and innovative approach within the context of the care industry and has the potential to impact the delivery of care from every provider across the UK.|
|Prerana India||Prerana India strives to bring equality of opportunity to India with preservation of regional and cultural traditions and by advancing the rights of disabled and deprived people. It works towards prosperity of rural, tribal and urban slum dwellers through integrated approaches that embody awareness, education, economics, health, sanitation, capacity building and biodiversity programmes, with an emphasis on women empowerment.|
|Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM)|
|Red Cross of Serbia||The Red Cross of Serbia is one of Europe’s oldest voluntary organisations, founded in 1876.Ageing and older people in Serbia have been an organisational priority since 2005 and the Red Cross of Serbia have ensured that their branch network include older people in all local andcommunity efforts where they are vulnerable.
Their mission is to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.
They work with and for Serbian older people with low income, those who are socially isolated in rural and urban areas, and those who live alone or with an elderly spouse or someone who requires assistance. In addition Red Cross of Serbia works on improving older people access to different services from the rights based perspective. Red Cross of Serbia also works with and for other population groups such as children and youth, people living with disabilities and migrants.
Their key work areas include campaign and advocacy, service provision, research, training and education and network development. Thematic areas include health and care, emergencies and disaster risk reduction, right and social protection.
Red Cross of Serbia became an Affiliate of HelpAge International in 2014.
|Regional Public Foundation Assistance for the Elderly "Dobroe Delo"||Dobroe Delo ("kind deed") was established in Moscow in 2000. It is a non-profit organisation that aims to improve older people's quality of life and supports the development of other gerontological non-profit organisations.
Dobroe Delo's home-based medical and social care programme provides medicine, clothing, hygiene kits, food products, legal assistance and social rehabilitation to older people. They founded a network of gerontological organisations in Russia to advocate for better social protection for older people. They also carry out research on gerontology in order to create a resource centre for the network.
Dobroe Delo offers postgraduate education to doctors in collaboration with the Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics of the Russian Academy. They also offer internships to students from the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences.
|Réseau FADOQ||Réseau FADOQ is the largest association of Quebecers over 50 and the reference in terms of quality of life for Quebec seniors.
Réseau FADOQ has won countless battles to defend the rights of seniors and come to the assistance of the less fortunate. The Réseau has also implemented a broad range of services, programs and sporting and recreational activities to make aging a healthy and fulfilling part of life.
A healthy evolution made up of bold and sound values has marked the history of the Réseau FADOQ, so that it moves with the times, offering activities customized for today’s seniors and taking up new challenges related to the aging of the population. The sustained work of its employees and the unwavering dedication of its 9,000 volunteers, but above all else, a long chain of people, full-fledged citizens engaged in their lives who share interests and work together to fight injustice. Models of solidarity who make up the soul and strength of the Réseau FADOQ.
The Réseau FADOQ is made up of several affiliated organizations whose mission is :
• To bring together people aged 50 and over and represent them in instances in which their rights and needs are concerned.
• To organize activities and offer programs and services that respond to their needs. The Réseau FADOQ currently has close to 300,000 members, 838 clubs, 16 regional associations, more then 15, 000 volunteers.
All these efforts are intended to favour the quality of life and enjoyment of all members.
|Resource Center for Elderly|
|Roots for Generations||"Roots For Generations " is a non profit organization established in 1999 . Its goal is to restore human dignity and enhance tolerance within society through the understanding that the latter is composed of many types of people, while specifically focusing on differences deriving from the age factor. A senior citizen is entitled to respect and dignity even if he or she is disabled.
Israeli senior citizens represent a significant human resource "Roots for Generations" is a national project involving volunteer activities of senior citizens on behalf of all aspects of society.
The aims of the organization
* To recruit and involve one of the largest sources of human resources in the country(i.e. senior citizens) so that the latter can volunteer their services within the education system and in various areas of community activity including , prevention of violence, mediation, coexistence, etc.
* To forge closer ties within the community, between youngsters and senior citizens.
* To improve the status of senior citizens in Israel, by changing their image to that of a
sector which contributes to society and does not only take advantage of its services.
* To in reach awareness among children and youngsters to the senior citizens.
* To support senior citizens and youngsters through mutual projects .
* To get the awareness of human values with no connections to age factor or a physical situation.
* To get the understanding that every one can contribute to the community of any age.
* To prevent violence against senior citizens.
|Rossetti Care||Rossetti Care (Nigeria) Ltd is passionate about ensuring older people's human rights are respected. With this in mind we have created a care home for people with dementia, websites that raise dementia awareness and offer a forum for people to share their views and discoveries, communicate their fears, their joys and successes in living well with dementia. We aim to create dementia awareness within state & federal parliaments and amongst health professionals about the problems and negative outcomes encountered by People with dementia and their loved ones within the current health system. We are also working to advise Government bodies and Health Professionals, about a different way of legislating for, and working with people with dementia, that is in accordance with the UN Convention for people with disabilities.|
|Saldarriaga Concha Foundation||Saldarriaga-Concha Foundation is a Colombian social organization which for the past 42 years has been working to build a society for all with special focus on older persons, the aging process and persons with disabilities. We work on different issues such as health, education, livelihood, social mobilization and advocacy regarding Colombian older persons and persons with disabilities.|
|Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton||Sage is a multi-service senior centre that has been serving seniors since 1970. Our programs and services are designed to address individual needs, build on personal strengths, and enhance the quality of life of older persons and their families. We provide social and life enrichment programming, information sessions and learning opportunities, and guided access to the resources, supports, and services that help Edmonton’s seniors be the best that they can be.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of older persons through service, innovation, advocacy, and volunteerism. Our work is to provide the programs, supports, and services that can help seniors in the greater Edmonton area do as much as they can, as well as they can, for as long as they can. Our vision is a community where all seniors are valued, and have the opportunity to live according to their beliefs, abilities, and aspirations.
|Sir William Beveridge Foundation||Sir William Beveridge Foundation, a British International Charity, opened up a chapter in Bangladesh in the Year 2007. It has come into operation with its vision of working for a better society. Its stated aims are to work for the relief of poverty, sickness and distress.
Being compliant with its corporate vision and mission, the Foundation has been implementing its activities under three core programmes, e.g. Health, Education and Economic Empowerment (Poverty Alleviation) which has one or more operational projects under each programme. The following projects are in operation in Bangladesh:
1. Elderly homecare service
2. Establishment of care home with special features to accommodate the elderly suffering from Dementia.
3. Health awareness campaign including Dementia Awareness Campaign in Bangladesh.
4. A school for under privileged children.
Needless to say, there are not many organisations in Bangladesh who were working for the elderly. However, our presence and efforts to team up with similar organisation are yielding good dividends especially for the furtherance of the cause of the aged persons. As the number of elderly population is on the rise, it is appropriate and timely that a strong voice is echoed for the Government of Bangladesh to take notice of. It may also be mentioned that Government has recently formulated the Policy for the Elderly 2013. Therefore, interesting times are ahead so far it relates to the aged persons.
SWBF is also a member of ECOSOC of the United Nations.
|South Sudan Older People's Organization (SSOPO)|
|Sudanese Society in Care of Older People||Based on the UN figures the population of elderly persons 60 years+ is increasing at a dramatic speed. In developed countries elderly people make up about 20% of the population, the figures are projected to grow to approximately 25% in the future. In developing and the least developed countries, elderly constitutes more than 10% of the population and this percentage will rise to around 20% in coming decades.
Concerning the case of Sudan and according to UNFPA population data sheet (2000), the population percentage of older people in Sudan over 60 years is 3.9% of the total population which is estimated at 30 millions according to 1999 census. In Khartoum State the total population is 4,7 million and the percentage of elderly is 3.8%.
The change of the population structure worldwide is finding the governments, NGOs and the general society completely unaware and unprepared on how to deal with changes posed. In this regard the Sudanese Society in Care of Older People (SSCOP) presumes the principal aim of improving the quality of older people’s life and maintaining their dignity.
|Tanzania House of Hope||Tanzania House of Hope is a local NGO based in Mwanza Tanzania. We envision a future whereby rights are respected, and individuals informed. Our projects focus on vulnerable community members including setting up an eco-urban farm in Bwiru for older persons to establish income-generating activities, to sustain themselves and unite as a self-help group. The project has adopted the community life competence framework, recognising older people as active community members, with dreams and the drive to achieve change. Further projects include advocating for the rights of older people, spreading awareness of their vulnerabilities and exclusions, and establishing a community centre within Bwiru, Mwanza. The centre provides a base for the community. An aspect being lost in modern society is access to safe streets and public space. The community is not only a physical space, but mental too - building new relationships between community members of all ages and uniting. Our centre will be sustained by our community shop and café, and offer all members a chance to exchange ideas, play games, organise events, and reignite community spirit.|
|Telus Pty Ltd||Telus is a business established to help older Australians take advantage of today’s technology, increasing their comfort and knowledge in using technology, as well as providing an awareness of what digital channels exist.
We aim to make the technology experience enjoyable and build confidence through education. People will gain prolonged independence, they will stay in touch with family and friends, and will be able to share ideas, hobbies and interests with a broader community.
At the core of Telus is the desire for older Australians to live independently. By increasing safe and user friendly access to technology they should feel more empowered to access technology from their homes and digital devices, opening up greater product and service avenues for them. The use of age related technology products also creates a greater level of independence and surety for older people.
|The Aged-care Rights Service Inc|
|The Dave Omokaro Foundation|
|The Professionals Association for Consumer Protection / Asociatia Profesionistilor pentru Protectia Consumatorilor||The Professionals Association for Consumer Protection has the following purposes:
- To protect consumers’ health and make them safe
- To provide education, promote and protect their rights
- To inform producers and economic agents of their rights and obligations
The Association performs the following activities:
- Initiates shares in order to identify cases when economic agents don’t respect consumer rights under the law and informs specialized bodies;
- Receives phone calls and written complaints;
- Organizes training sessions for students specialized in consumer protection;
- Develops different projects to help elderly or disabled;
- Requests the competent authorities to take measures to stop production or to withdraw products from the market or services which don’t ensure the right quality.
We have a close cooperation with all NGOs and state enterprises. Our association has a building with a land area included which is intended to be a center of health for elderly. We have a close cooperation with all NGOs, civic councils and state enterprises. Our association has started a project for a health center and accommodation of the elderly. In this context Consumer Protection Foundation aims to implement a range of activities in order to protect the disadvantaged and elderly.
|The Meridian Aging Project||The Meridian Aging Project (MAP) provides seminars and training programs for businesses covering a wide range of topics related to aging. Our firm brings a unique combination of education, expertise, and experience to the issue of aging in Canada – a combination that allows us to assist with liability reduction, product development, customer service, and staff development.
Margaret Easton, President and owner of MAP, brings over thirty years of financial services experience and undergraduate degrees in General Studies (BA) and Women’s Studies (Baccalaureate), two Master’s degrees in Liberal Studies and Gerontology, and her BC Instructor’s Certificate to the development of MAP’s products and services. She is currently pursuing her PhD exploring how gerontology, the humanities, and the arts and media can help to sustain personhood in old age.
Our courses range from ½ day to full day sessions and incorporate the use of lecture material and interactive workshop exercises and can be tailored to the needs of your specific organization. Management Consultation services are also available.
Courses offered include: Financial Abuse of Older Adults, Financial Management and Cognitive Impairment, Ageing and Work in the 21st Century, Ageism, Legislative Issues and Aging.
|Samarth Community of Senior citizens||SAMARTH COMMUNITY is a not-for-profit organization which runs a forum of senior citizens across India and helps them interact and engage with each other, receive information and expert advice on topics of health, wellness, home care, money-matters etc., find post-retirement jobs and voluntary opportunities, receive training and awareness on relevant areas like computers, internet and digital transactions, personal finance and health, and participate in events and engagement opportunities for elderly.
Samarth also offers professionally managed services for elderly which bring family-quality care to them through a network of Samarth’s own care-managers and selected service partners. It covers both physical and emotional needs of the elderly and can be accessed through their dedicated Care manager, Samarth call-center or a mobile app.
|The Senior Agenda Inc|
|The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)||The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is dedicated to excellence in patient care and provides education, advocacy, information and professional development to promote the delivery of quality post-acute and long-term care medicine. AMDA’s membership is comprised of medical directors, attending physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, as well as other interprofessional team members who practice in the post-acute and long-term care continuum. AMDA works closely with its two affiliate organizations, the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM0 and the AMDA Foundation. ABPLM is the only organization that accredits Certified Medical Directors (CMDs) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The AMDA Foundation advances the quality of life for persons in post-acute and long-term care through inspiring, educating, and recognizing future and current health care professionals.|
|Universal Peace & Violence Amelioration Centre (UPVAC)||The UNIVERSAL PEACE & VIOLENCE AMELIORATION CENTRE (UPVAC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO), peacekeeping, security, humanitarian, activism, charitable, politically, religiously neutral, social development, paramilitary, advocacy, and skills sharing organization. It is a member of some renowned International Organizations.
The organization is established to enable all interested humanitarian workers to offer their skills in service “For All Humanity towards Universal Peace and Security ”, and to enable all interested humanitarian professionals to offer their skills as humanitarians, in areas of rescue workers, first responders, first-aiders, and volunteers in different capacities, to offer their skills in those disaster stricken regions or upheavals, to intervene and provide programs in disaster awareness, preparation & prevention, survival skills, first-aid, emergency planning in disaster vulnerable or upheaval regions, our volunteers can further assist in counter terrorism measures, thus we promote our organizations projects and programs with various slogans.
|Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Germany (VSF-G)|
|Voice of Nigeria Broadcasting House Ikoyi Lagos|
|WIR! Stiftung Pflegender Angehöriger||The situation of family carers in Germany can be outlined in a few words: exhausting, lonely and unpaid. Many people take care with their performance responsibility in both a personal and a social sense. They get only little recognition of their individual efforts and no financial support for their daily work. The high experience competence of family carers is often not recognized and respected. It is spoken, written and researched scientifically for them and about them. They aren't encouraged to speak for themselves.
The WIR! Stiftung pflegender Angehöriger was founded in 2010 in Germany.
She promotes the perception of family carers in the society. She wants to make visible the work and the high emotional and financial importance of family carers, often older people in the society. The WIR! Stiftung encourages family carers , to unite municipally, regionally and nationally to bring their experiences, needs and high holistic care competence effectively and independently itself into the society.
The WIR! Stiftung promotes self-help and calls for an appropriate financial compensation for this important care work. She promotes cooperation between science, business and practice in regard to family caregivers.
|Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance||The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance (WSFA) works to advance the recognition of sexual, gender, and family diversity for all. We work to improve the well-being, rights and autonomy of every individual thru advocacy, education and action. Our mission is to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right. As the leading sexual freedom and human rights organization in the United States, honored byProclamation in Washington, DC, we are uniquely positioned to bring together allies and partners, thereby maximizing our effectiveness and theirs.|
|Women for Human Rights|
|Yayasan Emong Lansia|
|Zimbabwe United Nations Association|
|African Relief Development Initiative (ARDI Somalia)|
|Age Concern Eastbourne|
|Aged Care and Service Centre|
|Albanian Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology|
|Asociacion Ala Dominicana|
|Association Camerounaise D'Aide Aux Personnes Agees (ASCAPA)|
|Association for the Rights of Elderly People|
|Association Nationale d’Evaluation Environnementale|
|Canadian Centre for Elder Law|
|Carrie Hayter Consulting|
|Center for Community Advancement and Family Empowerment(CECAFE)|
|Centre for Community Development Trust|
|Centre for Community Relief and Development (CECORD)|
|DATT Siparia Branch|
|Divine Mercy Mileenium 2001 GRP|
|Elder Abuse Ontario|
|Elders Concern Uganda|
|Human Health Aid Burundi|
|Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Pesca y Mineria (IPEMIN)|
|Integrated Needy Development Initiative Association "INDIA"|
|International Association of World Peace Advocates|
|International Peace Marshall|
|Kanjirapally Senior Citizens Forum|
|Malaysian Private Sector Retirees Association|
|Mendoza Gerontological Foundation|
|Mtandao Wa Malezi Na Maendeleo Ya Moto Manyara Tanzania|
|National Senior Citizen Federation (NASCIF)|
|Open Eye Development Organisation|
|Rajadighi Community Health Service Society|
|Organization for the Promotion of Elder Support in Nigeria|
|Phoebe Education Fund for Orphans and Vulnerable Children|
|Rajapur Youth Community|
|Sanctuary for Longevity Project|
|Senior Citizens Association of Zambia|
|Serbian Association of geriatricians and gerontologist|
|Sindicato Dos Aposentados Pensionistas E Idosos Da União Geral Dos Trabalhadores-Ugt|
|Sir. Alfred Health And Elderly Care|
|Sound Health Development Initiative|
|Starts at 60|
|TECDEN-CSYM Forum Mbulu Tanzania|
|Townsville Community Legal Service|
|Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA)|
|Utkal Youth Association for Social Development (UYASD)|