Tuesday, January 9, 2018

AGE Platform Europe Older Persons' Self Advocacy Handbook

One thing is to talk about promoting the human rights of older persons.
Another thing is to actually get involved and active in promoting these rights in real world.
One of the most important European (and global) NGOs which actually do ground work with promoting awareness and action in this field is AGA Platform Europe.
Here is its press release on the topic as well as the link to the handbook:

On 10 December, (2017) AGE launches the full version of its online 'Older Persons' Self-Advocacy Handbook', which empowers older people to better know their human rights and to claim them.
With this handbook, we aims to support the involvement of older persons in all processes that affect their human rights at the United Nations, Council of Europe and European Union levels. This publication describes concrete ways on how older people can refer to human rights to influence government policies and measures, so as to be empowered, as self-advocates and through their representative organisations, to voice their concerns and expectations and drive positive change in their everyday lives. It can also be used by different stakeholders, promotes a human-rights based approach in ageing policy at all levels.

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