Throughout its history, COTA has campaigned for recognition of the human rights of older people. Age discrimination in Australia and elsewhere can result in older people being denied their rights to participate in society and to be heard, simply because of their age. Read more about what is happening locally and globally and how COTA Victoria is engaged in this work:
International: what is happening at the international level including the movement for a UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.
Across Australia: human rights frameworks in Australia, and the work of Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Victorian Perspectives and Action: COTA Victoria’s work with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human rights Commission on the rights of older people.
More COTA Victoria activities on human rights and older people: other current COTA Victoria projects.
- Useful Resources on Human Rights & Older People