The #AgeingEqual campaign will last 70 days, starting on the International Day of Older Persons on from 1st October 2018, the International Day of Older Persons, to 10th December 2018, which marks the 70th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day. Each of the 10 weeks of the campaign will cover a specific theme to illustrate the widespread effect of ageism and how it affects different groups in society. Click on the timeline below to learn more about each weekly focus. Where the description of each week appears below the timeline you will find a link with information about each thematic week.
Oct Understand Ageism
Oct Ageism & Gender
Oct Ageism & Social Rights
Oct Ageism & Migration
4 Nov Ageism & Intergenerational
Nov Ageism & Sexuality
Nov Ageism & Race
Nov Ageism & Elder Abuse
2 Dec Ageism & Participation
Dec Ageism & Disability
Dec 70th anniversary
UDHR and final event
Ageism is everywhere! Start with the basics and get informed!
What is it like to face gender inequality and ageism?
How does ageism affect your right to work, access health, social protection and housing?
Did you know that older migrants struggle with additional disadvantages?
The best way to tackle ageism is to support intergenerational contacts and cooperation!
Older people do have intimate relationships: time to break the taboos!
Ageism is an additional exclusion mechanism for older people experiencing racism.
Because of ageism, abuse and mistreatment against older adults are less visible.
We do not stop to contribute to society as we age… far from it!
Some develop a disability with age, some age with disability but all have equal rights!
Blow the 70 candles with us to remind that Human Rights do not diminish with age!
AGE Platform Europe, the largest European network promoting the rights of older persons, has developed the #AgeingEqual campaign and this guide. We have partnered with equality bodies, human rights institutions, civil society organisations, international organisations and experts to spread the word about the campaign and share experiences of ageism from different groups in society. The full list of partners is available here.
The material developed for this campaign do not use AGE Platform Europe’s logo because the Ageing Equal campaign aims to be shared and owned by everyone who wants to counter ageism across the world. Please use the campaign logo and hashtag #AgeingEqual to spread the word. You may find all the relevant material here.
AGE Platform Europe is supported through EU funding part of which has been used to work on this campaign.