Recorded Webinar: Towards a Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Description / Summary

The United Nations Charter, recognizes the “fundamental human rights, and the dignity and worth of the human person”. Over the years, special UN Conventions, addressing the rights of Women, Children, Indigenous Persons and Persons with Disabilities, have been developed and adopted. To this day, there is still no Convention uplifting the rights of Older People, despite the hard work and persistent calls for it by numerous organizations around the world and in Canada. 

On Dec 2, 2020, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario and the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse hosted a webinar, Towards a Convention for the Rights of Older People. This webinar discussed:

  • How pervasive ageism prevents advancements in the protection of older people’s rights and well-being;
  • What has been done to date and where we are now, at the international and Canadian levels
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights and the mistreatment of older adults
  • What a UN Convention would mean for YOU at an individual or community level.

With panelists:

  • Margaret Gillis,President International Longevity Centre Canada
  • Marie Beaulieu, Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
  • Margaret Young, Founder, Age Knowble; Steering Group member, Global Alliance for Rights of Older People
  • Kiran Rabheru, Board Chair and Founding Board Member -  International Longevity Centre Canada; Chair, Global Alliance for Rights of Older People