February 27, 2009

SYMPOSIUM ON NEEDS & RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
CONDUCTED ON 05/07/08

Key Speakers
    • Pro. Pushpesh Pant, professor of international relations at Jawaharlal Nehru Universit


“The Needs & Rights of Older Persons”

( 5th July 2008, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi)

Agewell Foundation is an NGO dedicated towards the welfare of Older Persons across the country. In its latest endeavor to further the cause and motivate public opinion about needs & rights of older persons, Agewell has undertaken to hold a Series of symposiums on various needs & rights of Older Persons.

As ninth symposium in the series “The Needs & Rights of Older Persons”, it is an open forum which will have discussions and debates addressing the problems and difficulties being faced by elder segment of the society. The Symposium will see eminent & scholarly personalities joining Agewell in taking forward the initiative to advocate for the needs & rights of older persons. This is an attempt to once again remind and sensitize the society, opinion leaders, policy makers, media persons and others to come together and empower the older persons.

To assuage the feeling of insecurity amongst Older Persons their rights include the following indivisible, interdependent and interrelated human needs;

§ To access to adequate food, water, shelter and clothing through the provision of income, family and community support;

§ To work and pursue other income generating opportunities with no barriers based on age;

§ To be protected from neglect and all types of physical or mental abuse

§ To access to medical, economical and health care through the provision of income, family and community support and help;

§ To benefit from family support and care consistent with the well being of the family;

§ To remain integrated and participate actively in society, including the process of development and the formulation and implementation of policies which directly affect their well-being;

§ To pursue opportunities for the full development of their potential;

§ To be valued independently of their economic contributions;

For any other details please feel free to contact: Himanshu Rath at 9810030979


Come, let’s join hands to empower older persons!