International Day of Older Persons

1 October 2016: Take a stand against ageism!

The theme for International Day of Older Persons this year is ‘Take a stand against ageism’.

We live in a world where people are denied their rights, simply because of their age. This must change!

Age Demands Action campaigners across the world are taking a stand by highlighting how widespread ageism is and how it leads to the discrimination, stereotyping and abuse of older people everywhere.

Will you take a stand with them? Add your photos and messages below to tell us why you're taking a stand against ageism.


Tell us why you're taking a stand against ageism

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Because ageism is against the will of GOD. No one is entitled to have a limit of life/expire! it is therefore like any other human being aged people should be treated equally and even better.

SOLOMON GODFREY KAPANGE

24/11/2016

Tanzania, United Republic of

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I am sure that older people must be treated equally with others. I've already proved that. I call everybody to show example what we can do. Be young in soul and you will be young in body!

Jamshed

23/11/2016

Tajikistan

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I am taking a stand against ageism because there is no expiration date on a person's humanity and as a young disabled person I can see the intersection between ableism and ageism.

Courtney Belyea UE

23/11/2016

Canada

Experience is gathered only after a definite age. Aged people are as umbrella for us. We all have to be aged and that's the reason I am with senior citizens of any country.

DR GOPAL VERMA

23/11/2016

Nepal

Las personas adultas mayores no deberían ser consideradas como poblaciones vulnerables por su edad, todos y todas, independiente del grupo etario, debemos ser sujetos de derechos.

Fabiola Fátima Casaretto Ibáñez

22/11/2016

Peru

I believe old people should not be discriminated against because they too have feelings and they get hurt. They have a place in our society and something to offer if we care to find out.

Esther

29/10/2016

Kenya

I don't fancy a future of being passed by or patronised.

Celia

25/10/2016

United Kingdom

We support Renouncing ageism. Because older People have spared no effort to improve our lives' quality and struggled to make glory.
So respect, equity and appreciation is their right now

Nesma Elsaid..Elwedad Society

25/10/2016

Occupied Palestinian territories

AGEISM ROBS OLDER PERSONS THEIR POTENTIAL TO SHARE RICH EXPERIENCES, SOCIAL, TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONALISM WITH OTHERS.

DANIEL ODIPO

10/10/2016

Kenya

Yes now a days its a burning question regarding better health maintainance for elderly people's. We are trying to do something for ensuring their lives.

Md Fazlul Quader

07/10/2016

Bangladesh

Porque la participación activa de los adultos mayores permite conservar la cultura y la historia, ellos son actores claves para la lucha contra la pobreza y el impulso del desarrollo.

Maria Ynes Aragonez Yparraguirre

05/10/2016

Peru

Porque tienen mucho que contribuir (experiencia, ideas), porque ya lo hacen y debemos reconocerlo!

Claudia García Rocha

05/10/2016

Nicaragua

Say and practice ‘I am living with parents’ instead of ‘parents are living with me’.

Khemraj Upadhyaya

05/10/2016

Nepal

La experiencia que se alcanza despues de los 60 años es de valorarse y aprovecharse. Es momento de levantar la voz para que se crea una conciencia de no discriminación.

sylvia alarcon tavares

05/10/2016

Mexico

Las jubilaciones son muy tempranas para las mujeres. Los adultos mayores en pleno uso de nuestras facultades, tenemos derechos de trabajar y ser considerados iguales. No queremos discriminación.

Susana Bedoya garland

05/10/2016

Peru

Los años pasan y sin retorno. ¡Es hora de poner fin a la discriminación por edad! “En la vida todo es prestadito”, así sentenciaba mi abuelita, y es cierto.

Julieta Vidza Tovar Ibieta

04/10/2016

Bolivia

Wazee wanastahili wapewe heshima. Wana uwezo inayohitajika kukuuza uchumi wetu. Hakuna hekima kama wazee waliye na nguvu wanashuritishwa kustaafu Bila kifani

Edwin WALONG

04/10/2016

Kenya

Aaj Sari Duniya Azad hai pr kashmir ky logon pr itna zulm Q . . . humain ak khudmukhtar kashmir Q nahe dyte . . .

Sardar Amad-ud-Din

04/10/2016

Pakistan

We must treat all as respected members of society, every life matters, and age only determines one thing, experiences!! #stopageism

Stephanie

04/10/2016

Jordan

Our value as human beings doesn't diminish as we get older. We all age and we should all join the call to end this discrimination.

Ed

04/10/2016

United Kingdom

Ageism robs older people of dignity and opportunity in old age.

Vincent

03/10/2016

Philippines

The vote of the aged counts, it's voice should be heard. Society needs both the young and the old for sustainable development to take place.

Vidya Charan
Mauritius

Vidya Charan

03/10/2016

Mauritius

Because each one and every one of us is going to be an elderly at some point, so we have to think that "what goes around comes around".

Nena Tamayo

03/10/2016

Bolivia

Because of the discrmimation and bulleying of old people because of their ages and inability to work and earn and health status people discriminate with elderly and they remains isolated.

Numan Khan Afridi

03/10/2016

Pakistan

Veo a mi madre envejecer y me gustaría estar más con ella para disfrutar de su amor y sabiduría.

María Dolores Castro

02/10/2016

Bolivia

Ageism is a type of discrimination that I feel does not get as much publicity and awareness as others. I've seen too many scenarios where the elderly are forgotten.

Anna

02/10/2016

United States

Ageism is discrimination and/or prejudice based on an individual's age. It is entrenched within many cultures and more socially 'tolerated' than sexism and racism. I take a stand against ageism.

Sharron Hinchliff

02/10/2016

United Kingdom

Es necesario que dejemos de ver con naturalidad los mitos sobre la vejez; debemos darles la visibilidad e importancia que merecen, solo así promocionaremos una mejor percepción del envejecimiento.

Ivanna Moreira Bernal

02/10/2016

Bolivia

Ageism isn't just hurtful & rude – AGEISM CAN KILL. Ageist beliefs about who is/is not sexual impacts older adults' ability to access life-saving info, services, & treatment.

The Graying of AIDS

01/10/2016

United States

Ageless Alliance takes a stand against ageism because it is destroys the dignity of older people and is at the crux of elder abuse.

Ageless Alliance

01/10/2016

United States

We are all going to age. It's inevitable, but facing discrimination for it shouldn't have to be. We should all celebrate the gift of living and our future years we all hope to experience.

Joe

01/10/2016

United Kingdom

We need a social movement to make discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as racism or sexism. Here's a manifesto for it.

Ashton Applewhite

01/10/2016

United States

So wrong so sad so mad !

Gill

01/10/2016

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Ageism is building a social wall between generations

Natasa Todorovic

01/10/2016

Serbia

By creating a better society for older people today, I am creating a better society for my future

Christine

01/10/2016

Older people are an integral part of society - let's keep it that way

Sarah

01/10/2016

United Kingdom

Older people are valuable members of society with much to give. We need to make sure they're not invisible

Stuart

01/10/2016

United Kingdom

Alcanzar los sesenta es un triunfo, sobrepasarlos es un reto. Algo de sabiduría hemos obtenido, quien quiera aprovechar de ella, bien, la brindamos con generosidad.

Jenny Ybarnegaray Ortiz

30/09/2016

Bolivia

An ageing world is a triumph of modern medicine that needs to be celebrated. In defying time, why do we scorn the years we have finally grasped in our hands?

Kazuki Yamada

30/09/2016

Japan

I am taking a stand against ageism because it deprive our older people of citizenship and basic needs.

Wani Gabriel Eric

30/09/2016

Sudan

Treat others the same way you want to be treated. Respect older persons and remember that one day, you will be there.

Paula Garcia

29/09/2016

Brazil

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We're taking a stand against ageism because ageism legitimises and sustains inequality

Beth and Jemma

29/09/2016

United Kingdom

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I don't want children to grow up in a world, where their rights are denied because of their age. Once you have made it this far in life you should get to enjoy it free from any form of discrimination.

Rasadurai

29/09/2016

Germany

To ensure older people's lives matter and we are enabled to participate in shared decision-making on all the facets that impact on our lives.

Judy Blakey

29/09/2016

New Zealand

Ageism is a monster we all ought to fight, the young and the old alike.

Namara Arthur Araali

29/09/2016

Uganda

Ageism is so ingrained in our societies that aging has become a shameful experience and older people are dismissed as a liability rather than an asset. It's time to stop judging people based on age.

Federico Rodriguez

29/09/2016

"People's abilities perish as they get older". For too long this ageist stereotype has existed. Older people can in a supportive and enabling environment and society. Take a stand against ageism!!!

Erna Mentesnot Hintz

28/09/2016

Uganda National OPs day Nakaseke OPs Executives will not participate for there being no budget 4 OPs. This is discrimination I voice loudly and clear to the Older Persons Global Fraternity

FREDERICK MUSISI LUTAAKOME

28/09/2016

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Elderly Out of Focus
The Albanian neglect of age continues! This situation shame our society.
Empowering older persons is the most effective tool in the response to Ageism.

Mira

28/09/2016

First: Seniors are persons. Second: We will be old people someday.

Sara Moreno

28/09/2016

Ageism is humiliating and damaging to older men and women's participation in society.

Jackson

28/09/2016

On my old age I will not be able to tolerate ageism attitude to me, so why shouldn't I stop this negative attitude now and try to eliminate permanently !

Tahrima Khan

27/09/2016

My age does not tell you who I am. I want to stand up to ageism because I want to be seen as a person, not an individual defined by the date on my birth cert.

Patricia Conboy

27/09/2016

Older people deserve to live dignified life!

Ashish T Magar

26/09/2016

Ageism is a form of discrimination tolerated throughout societies across the world. People must understand it is not acceptable.

Phillip

26/09/2016

No society can claim to be civilized if rights are not respected, It’s time for us to realize that we all will be old one day, will we put up with what our old people are putting up with right now?

Anousha DUVA PENTIAH

26/09/2016

DIS MOI has signed up for a national Campaign for Older People Rights' because they are Human Rights! Ageism is a prejudice that we perpetuate, but its one too many!Let’s together put an end to it.

DIS MOI

26/09/2016

We owe to our seniors what they have legated to us. A civilised society has no right to discriminate a section of the population. Old people are still capable of being useful to society.

Vijay Naraidoo of DIS-MOI Mauritius

25/09/2016

Older people's rights are human rights!

Jemma E Stovell

23/09/2016

Ageism as one of the most tolerated forms of prejudice can simply not be tolerated anymore, as virtually any of the 7.5 billion people today can experience this form of discrimination in later life.

Dama

23/09/2016

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