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"AGE DEMANDS ACTION CAMPAIGN" PROGRAM

WHAT Global campaign to fight against age discrimination and the perception that seniors are not important.
WHYTo help older adults claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
WHEREHelpAge International.
Africa, Caribbean, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, South Asia.


Program Description


On October 1, the "UN International Day of Older People" activists of all ages in countries across the world take part in marches, lobby their governments on issues that affect older adults such as pensions, healthcare, housing or access to work.

HelpAge International's "Age Demands Action Campaign" Program encourages others to stop
age discrimination by signing the Age Demands Action Global Petition and is pushing for a "Convention on the Rights of Older People" that will ensure that the elderly are included in society as equal citizens with equal rights.

HelpAge International provides programs for seniors globally in the areas of disaster preparedness and natural disasters and emergency response, health, hiv/aids, and social rights and employment conditions.
source:helpage.org

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