HRC 35 – Violence against older persons, a human rights issue

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Violence against older persons, a human rights issue

Side Event, Human Rights Council 35th session

Thursday 15 June 2017 – 13h00-15h00 – Conference Room XXI – Palais des Nations

Opening words:

  • E. Ambassador Marcelo Cima, Permanent Mission of Argentina

Panelists:

  • Martina Vuk, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia
  • Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, OHCH
  • Mickey Schindler, Project Director, Yad Riva Legal Aid for the Elderly (in cooperation with Yad Sarah), Israel
  • E. Ambassador Sabine Böhlke-Möller, Permanent Mission of Namibia
  • Michael Windfuhr, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)
  • Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Moderator: Silvia Perel-Levin, Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva

The panel will be followed by an interactive debate with the audience and concluding remarks by Martina Vuk, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia.

The event is being sponsored by the Group of Friends of the Human Rights of Older Persons and by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Austria, Brazil, El Salvador, Israel, Montenegro, Namibia, Portugal, Slovenia and Uruguay