The International Day of Older Persons on 1st October 2015 marked for AGE the launch of its new online publication ‘Older Persons’ Self-Advocacy Handbook’ intended to support the involvement of older persons in all processes that affect their human rights.
With this Handbook, which describes concrete ways that older people can use human rights to influence government policies and measures, we aim to empower older people, as self-advocates and through their representative organisations, to voice their concerns and expectations and drive positive change in their everyday lives.
This handbook, which can also be used by different stakeholders, is aimed at facilitating a constructive dialogue among older people and policymakers and promote a human-rights based approach in ageing policy at all levels.
“As rights-holders, older persons should be able to exercise their rights in all circumstances”, stressed the United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons, Ms. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte in our press release.
Please note that the 3rd chapter will be completed end of 2016 and the fourth one in 2017.
A PDF version of this handbook can be downloaded here