The Centre for Human Rights is spearheading a campaign on the rights of older women in Africa. This campaign seeks to strengthen advocacy around the rights of older women in Africa and to advance State initiatives to ratify the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons.
On 31 August 2016, member states of the African Union (AU) adopted the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons. The Protocol focuses on the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons, including access to justice, equal protection before the law, the right to make decisions and protection against discrimination.
Two years later, five countries have signed out of the 55 African countries but NO MEMBER STATE HAS RATIFIED THE PROTOCOL! These countries include: Benin, Comoros, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
CALL UPON YOUR GOVERNMENT NOW to ratify the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons!