Last week to mark the start of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing's eighth session, GAROP Australia issued a media release to highlight the exploitation of older people in retirement villages. The media release cites the findings of a recent investigation into retirement village [...]
Each year on 15 June, the world marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This year the theme is on improving the understanding of financial exploitation and material abuse and how to strengthen protection from these forms of exploitation. The eighth Open-Ended Working [...]
HelpAge International has just released a new report 'Entitled to the same rights - what older women say about their rights to non-discrimination and equality, and to freedom from violence, abuse and neglect.' The report is based on a consultation with around 250 [...]
'The Saldarriaga Concha Foundation in Colombia has recently produced a new report entitled “Colombia's present and future older age: achievements and challenges in the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights." Colombia will be reviewed by the UN Committee [...]
The 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in September 2016 included a strong focus on the rights of older persons. These discussions were an important stepping-stone for strengthening the awareness and understanding of Member States of the need for better protection of the rights of older persons.
The recent sixth meeting of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on the Rights of Older Persons focused on the need for a binding legal instrument, an international convention, similar to the conventions that protect the rights of women, children, and people [...]