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A Convention on the Rights of Older Persons (CROP)

GRAN'S POSITION ON A Convention on the Rights of Older Persons (CROP)

“A Convention on the Rights of Older Persons (CROP) sees older people as rights holders. It can combat ageism, guide policy making, improve government accountability and educate and empower all of us. Enacting this global Convention will provide binding protection under international law for grandmothers and older women in Africa and in Canada, and indeed for all older persons, regardless of their gender identity or place of origin.” -- Margaret Gillis, President of the International Longevity Centre, Canada (ILC)

A Convention on the Rights of Older Persons would provide legal protection for the human rights of older women that are at the core of GRAN's advocacy: 

  • Health
  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Freedom from Violence
  • Economic Security and Social Protection.

Because this is a crucial international instrument for the protection of older persons' rights, GRAN continues to follow progress towards this on the international stage and will keep GRANs informed of developments.

 

updated 04/2022

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