According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 2 people worldwide is ageist. Yet legal guarantees against ageism and age discrimination are inadequate, inconsistent and fragmented.
A new report by HelpAge International clarifies States’ obligations to tackle ageism and age discrimination and provides key insights into the importance of a dedicated international legal instrument and comprehensive anti-discrimination laws. The report examines and compares the legal frameworks for prohibiting age discrimination in 12 States, analysing them for consistency with international legal standards. It identifies the principal gaps, inconsistencies and barriers which prevent the realisation of the rights to equality and non-discrimination for older people while highlighting good practices and promising developments.
Join us for this webinar, where we will discuss the main findings and recommendations with human rights activists and experts from across the world.