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Tackling Ageism and Discrimination. An Equinet Perspective in the context of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations



Wydawca EQUINET,
Bruksela, 2011
ISBN978-92-95067-56-1
Liczba stron18
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Ageism generates both discrimination and inequality for older people. It blocks their access to and enjoyment of resources such as jobs and incomes, education, health and accommodation. It leads to discrimination and poverty for older people. It blocks their access to power and decision making. Stereotypes of older people as out of date, confused or senile mean that often they do not get a say in decisions that impact on them. It blocks their access to and enjoyment of status and standing in society. The result of this is that their needs are not deemed to be a priority and are often not given due consideration. It blocks their access to relationships of care, love, solidarity and respect. Research in all Member States has pointed to experiences of physical, emotional and verbal abuse of older people.
Ageism negates the diversity of older people. In turn it can have a particular impact on different groups of older people. The equality bodies deal with a range of cases where discrimination on the age ground intersects with discrimination on other grounds. This reflects the multiple identities older people hold and the differential impact of ageism on these different groups. In particular older women, older minority ethnic people and older people with disabilities have brought such issues to the attention of equality bodies.
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SPIS TREŚCI
Introduction
Ageism
Survey of equality bodies
Vision, Strategy, Objectives │ Legal Work │ Promotion Work │ Research Work │ Communication Work
Key practice themes. Proactively Managing Age Diversity │ Age Friendly Service Provision
Key priorities. Equality Bodies │ Member States │ European Commission
Conclusion