+Human rights have no age limits. Human beings of all ages are equal in dignity and rights. Say no to ageism. #AgeingEqual + Everyone is or will be affected by ageism. Support the #AgeingEqual campaign today for equal opportunities tomorrow! +Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR by standing up against ageism. Support the #AgeingEqual campaign!
3. Add your voice
Share an example of ageism using the hashtag #AgeingEqual. For more information and examples on how to use social media during the campaign see our social media guide. If you want to read testimonies of ageism go to the dedicated page of our website.
Help us change the image of ageing shedding a light onto diverse experiences of ageing. Post on social media a photo of you with the ‘I am old so what?’ sign telling us what you did today or how you feel about ageing using the hashtag #AgeingEqual
Propose ways to fight ageism. Tell us what you are doing and what you believe needs to happen at grassroots, national and international level to end ageism writing a short blogpost or posting on social media using the hashtag #AgeingEqual. To learn about how you can submit a blogpost for the campaign website ageing-equal.org read our guide for supporters.
+In many EU countries if you develop a disability before the age of 60 or 65 you have access to a relatively good support system, but beyond that age you may not have access to rehabilitation, to a mobility allowance, or care outside a nursing home #AgeingEqual
+ Research shows that enforcing mandatory retirement does not create more jobs for young people. Instead, society misses out from older workers’ abilities and experiences #AgeingEqual
“Unlike other forms of discrimination, ageism is socially accepted and usually unchallenged, because of its largely implicit and subconscious nature. It is so pervasive in policy, planning and implementation that the ways in which older persons are left behind become invisible. It is essential to actively combat ageism, as this thinking impinges on the development of inclusive policies in general.”
UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons