A Disability Summit for People of All Ages

Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first-ever Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the International Disability Alliance. The Summit calls attention to the long-neglected rights of people with disability, and hopes to mobilize new global and national commitments on disability while showcasing good practice, innovation and evidence from across the world.

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Getting rid of older people – the best way to advance human rights?

At a conference I attended in London in October, a well-respected human rights activist talking about LGBT issues responded from the podium to a question about the importance of taking into account the rights of older people. Her comment – and I am paraphrasing – was that the best thing for advancing the rights of LGBT people would be to get rid of older people.

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On World Elder Abuse Day, older people around the world say age discrimination is a common experience

An older woman sitting on a bed in Haiti.

Older people around the world are being subjected to abuse and discrimination because of their age, according to a new report by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP).

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