1506, 2017

GAROP members mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

2205, 2017

Entitled to the Same Rights

May 22nd, 2017|News|

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 [...]

905, 2017

Colombia’s present and future old age

May 9th, 2017|News|

'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 [...]

2907, 2015

Towards a Binding Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

July 29th, 2015|News|

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 [...]