Despite the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on older people, they have rarely been heard in discussions on the pandemic.
The ‘Unequal treatment’ report brings together the individual voices of older people from around the world and reflects what they have to say about their experience.
It features the voices of older people in Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Rwanda and Spain.
Older people’s responses on human rights revealed five key findings:
- Discrimination on the basis of age
- Services failing to reach everyone
- Gaps in understanding rights
- Changes older people would like to see
- What changes a UN convention would bring
Benefits of a UN convention
Older people’s experiences and existing human rights law suggest a UN convention on the rights of older people would create:
- A solid base for a fairer society
- A way to access better services
- A clear guide
- A driver for change
Click on the country flag to find out what older people have to say about their rights during COVID-19.
Spanish translation for Spain.