More Cota Victoria Activities on Human Rights & Older People

COTA Victoria Seniors Conference

The COTA Victoria Seniors Conference to be held in June 2013 will focus on human rights and how they are relevant to the daily lives and experiences of older people.  More details to follow soon.

Invisible?  Is that how you feel?

COTA Victoria is conducting research into older people’s experience of invisibility.  Accepting her award as Australian of the Year this Australia Day, Ita Buttrose put her finger on an all-too common situation facing older people when she said that a lot of older people felt they had lost their voice and that “they feel like they don’t have an opinion, they are not respected, they are invisible”.

COTA Victoria would like to hear from you about your experiences of feeling invisible.
This could be something you experience when you try to get served in a shop, or find that people literally do not seem to see you.  We plan to hold a focus group and conduct some short interviews between March and April.

If you would like to be involved in this research or to find out more, please contact
Anne Pate, Policy Officer,
on 03 9655 2123 or seniors@cotavic.org.au

Useful Resources on Human Rights & Older People
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/letstalkaboutrights/downloads/HRA_older.doc

Information on Human Rights and Older People from Let’s Talk About Rights, National Human Rights Consultation Toolkit, February 2009.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt200607/jtselect/jtrights/156/156i.pdf

The Human Rights of Older People in Healthcare from the UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

 

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