Age Demands Action- Campaign Against Ageism

The Centre for Human Rights and Development(CHRD), in conjunction with Age Demands Action and many local elders groups, community groups and government departments, engaged in the ADA’s global campaign against Ageism.

The CHRD held meetings in 4 different locations in Mongolia; Ulaanbaatar, Khentii, Dornod and Uvurkhangai provinces. These were specifically in Chinggis City, Choibalsan, Arvaikheer and Ulaanbaatar City.

We were very happy to welcome :

  • Dr . Oyun from the National University shared her research findings on financial abuse through pension loans
  • Ms.Urantulkhur shared the older person’s views on their situation from communities in remote rural areas and from peri-urban districts.  At the end, after a lively discussion, information was shared on the new Convention for the rights of older people and a general agreement was expressed in support of the convention and collaboration with the government and NHRC.
  • Ms. D. Amarsanaa  made an overview presentation on Ageism and Abuse, human rights framework, concepts and manifestations in Mongolia.

Here is the list of groups involved in the campaign in Mongolia:

Organisations OPAs (Older People Associations)/OCM (Older Citizen Monitoring) groups
National Human Right Commission of Mongolia Free Association of Older People /Ulaanbaatar/
National University of Mongolia The Union of Saving Groups
Community based savings groups in Yarmag sub district of Ulaanbaatar, Khentii, Dornod and Uvurkhangai provinces (aimags) Elders Associations based in each community
Ministry of Labor & Social Welfare Human Rights Defenders, lawyers
Human Rights NGO Network in Mongolia  
Open Society Forum  

 

Photos from the events:

Ulaanbaatar:

Khentii Province:

Dornod Province:

Uvurkhangai province:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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