Strengthening the Rights of Older People
In a time of rapid population ageing and shifting social, economic and political landscapes, a binding international Convention on the Rights of Older Persons is a timely and necessary instrument for protecting the human rights of older people. This ensures that older people, just like everyone else, are entitled to live dignified lives as valued members of society.
Charles Waldgrave’s presentation will draw on data from two waves the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NZLSA) to demonstrate results from discrimination, abuse, loneliness, depression, health and wellbeing scales and show the extent and impact of discrimination and abuse with a national random sample of over 3,000 New Zealanders aged between 50 and 87 years.
Susan Ryan will then address the key reasons for supporting a new convention for older persons. She will also outline present strategies in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for advancing a UN convention, as well as the need to have conversations with all parts of communities and governments about the enormous benefits that a convention could bring.
Hear from Leading Experts
The Hon Susan Ryan AO
Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Coordinator, Social Policy Research Unit, Family Centre
Facilitated by: Sue Hendy
Chief Executive Officer, COTA Victoria
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Event Date & Time: Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
Registrations Open: 26th Aug 14 12:00 AM
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