Eradicating Age Discrimination & Promoting Human Rights
Evidence shows that numerous older persons in South Africa are abused, exploited, neglected and/or marginalised. In particular, numerous social pensioners are exploited for their money and assets, and as carers to grandchildren. Building on evidence generated by the Institute of Ageing in Africa (IAA) over more than two decades, and in response to public and civil society concerns, ILCSA's programme aims to empower and foster the protection of older persons through the dissemination of information, the promotion of awareness of their human rights, and advocacy. Thus, it works to help them withstand the abuse and discrimination, and claim their rights, and to encourage the government and civil society to develop policy and create structures to eradicate discrimination and abuse.