The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) has two open calls for input that may be of interest. The UN independent expert on the human rights of older persons is preparing the reports on ageism & age discrimination, and on older women’s rights. Consultations have been opened until 22 March 2021.
In order to inform the preparation of her reports, the Independent Expert would like to seek contributions from States, national human rights institutions, civil society, academia, international and regional organisations, and all other relevant stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on sharing concrete examples and good practices where available.
The human rights of older women
The Independent Expert will examine how older women experience ageing differently and what specific human rights concerns and challenges they face. In particular, her report will seek to analyse the causes of the discrimination and inequality affecting older women, identify good practices and formulate concrete recommendations.
Ageism and age discrimination
Building upon her 2020 report, the Independent Expert will seek to examine and raise awareness of the prevalence of ageism and age discrimination. She will also aim to analyse their possible causes and manifestations, look at best practices, review how existing international, regional and national legal frameworks are used to protect against age-discrimination and provide recommendations.