Stand Up for the Rights of Older People
  • Petitioning John Kerry (Secretary of State)

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John Kerry (Secretary of State)

Stand Up for the Rights of Older People

    1. Sponsored by

      HelpAge USA

Today, there are 760 million people over the age of 60 worldwide. By 2050, there will be over 2 billion people over 60, and 80% will live in developing countries.

Age discrimination and ageism are widely tolerated around the world, and national protections are inconsistent at best. In focus groups across 36 countries, 43% of older people surveyed were afraid of personal violence. Despite this evidence, no international protections have been established to safeguard their rights.

We believe the contribution older people make to society is invaluable, yet they remain some of the poorest and most neglected people in the world. Older people have a right to lead dignified, active, healthy, and secure lives. Help us give them a voice. Sign the petition to call on Secretary of State John Kerry to stand up for the rights of older people.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      Be the change you want to see!

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      • 7 months ago

      I work at fiapa and this is something that we are working towards

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    • Theresa Pemberton GEORGETOWN, GUYANA
      • 8 months ago

      Older people should be treasured, they are sacred and are the light in the tunnel for the next generation

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    • Theresa Pemberton GEORGETOWN, GUYANA
      • 8 months ago

      I am a Literacy Teacher for Blind persons who had none or very little education, I support persons living with disabilities to help them live independent lives

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    • dr. ruel macaranas,phd DAGUPAN CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • 10 months ago

      THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE ARE SACRED,INVIOLABLE AND ETERNAL.

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