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Joint Statement: HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL POST-2015
The Gray Panthers joins in the endorsement of following statement for Human Rights for All, Post 2015.
“Human rights have surged to the forefront of the debate about what will succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. As human rights and social justice organizations worldwide, we feel compelled to lay out some of the baseline implications of embedding human rights into the core of the sustainable development agenda this time around."
THE NEXT GENERATION: Uniting for Justice
The Gray Panthers convention, this year was held in Rockville, Maryland from October 26-28, 2013. The Board Members from all over the country began work on the day before the convention officially began.
The New York Chapter members present at the convention were Joan Davis, Jenny Olaya, Andrew Grossman (Board Member), Nino Nannarone, and Rimas Jasin (Board Member).
Gray Panthers’ Federal Budget Solutions
The Gray Panthers, an inter-generational social justice organization, supports a federal budget that responds to the needs of all Americans. We want our taxes to be spent in ways that put people before profits. We seek progressive budget policies that preserve the dignity of all Americans, not just the wealth and power of the few.
Read our priorities and positions on the federal budget: Taxes, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Pentagon, Student Loans/Education and Economic Security/Jobs.
Sustainable Development in an Ageing World:
A call to UN Member States on the development agenda beyond 2015
We support Beyond 2015’s call for a single universal development framework which takes into account poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, inequality, human rights and global responsibility. Older people are contributors to sustainable development and poverty eradication. Lifetime inequalities of income, education, employment, health, disability and gender are likely to increase with age and must be recognized. Discrimination on the basis of age is still widespread in all regions of the world.
We look forward to a dynamic and universal response to ageing in the framework. As population structures change, laws, policies, social attitudes and institutional practices must do the same. UN Member States have an historic opportunity to ensure that the next global development framework takes a life-course approach that will help ensure sustainable and equitable development for people of all ages and abilities.
Statement of Gray Panthers at the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations - August 12, 2013
Following is the input of Gray Panthers, an NGO accredited with ECOSOC status, regarding the ongoing Open Ended Working Group on Ageing.
Ageism continues to permeate both policy and practice throughout the world. The problem typically manifests in three connected elements - prejudicial attitudes towards older people, old age and the aging process; discriminatory practices against older people; and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate negative stereotypes about older people. The Open Ended Working Group on Ageing has demonstrated that ageism does exist in the form of human rights infractions against older persons throughout the world. The OEWG has also shown that the enormous gaps and omissions in current human rights instruments do not effectively protect the fastest growing segment of the world's population - older persons.
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