27th May 2016
ILC South Africa, the South African Care Forum and North-West University (Optentia Research Focus Area) with the The Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa (IAA), University of Cape Town presented two workshops (in Johannesburg and Cape Town) on Presence and Attentiveness in Care during February and March 2016.
Attended by more than 80 participants, these day-long workshops were facilitated by Prof Andries Baart from the Netherlands and Prof Vera Roos from North West University, South Africa.
The workshops kicked off by contextualising the importance of ethics in the context of the growing number of older persons that will be in need of social and health care. Many health and social work professionals deal with older persons on a daily basis and their ethical attitude and engagement is a core part of how they provide care, and central to the caring relationship.
The workshops then aimed at operationalizing an Ethics of Care approach to everyday care practices by introducing participants to the theory of presence: the moral importance of relations between people, emotions as a source of knowledge, vulnerability, and the practices of care as sources of moral understanding.
"Let the elderly be included, they matter" is the message that Tineke Abma would like to convey. On Friday, June 23, she delivered her inaugural lecture 'The Art of Belonging' following her appointment as professor of Elderly Participation at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. This is a brief summary of her inaugural speech.
23 June 2023
Members of the ILC Global Alliance got together at the IFA’s 16th Global Conference on Ageing in Bangkok, Thailand, last June. Representatives of ILCs from Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as ILC GA Secretariat Silvia Perel-Levin, attended the conference.
In the forum moderated by HLPF Chair Lachezara Stoeva, President, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ovide Mercredi and other participants discussed the effective and inclusive recovery measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explore actionable policy guidance for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at all levels. Speaking as an older Cree man, who has spent his adult life fighting for the rights of First Nations people, Ovide challenged Member States to commit to real change by addressing the SDG goals in a comprehensive manner.
10 July 2023