Date: Friday, 10 December 2021

Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm AEDT

Venue: Webinar


Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant human rights challenges for older persons. In this webinar, we presented insights from the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC-GA) Report: “Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons: Challenges to the human rights of older people during and after Covid-19”.

The webinar featured key highlights from the report on the impacts of the pandemic as well as policy and practical responses across the ILC-GAs 16 member countries.

Representatives from a selection of these ILC centres will join Prof. Julie Byles, ILC-GA co-President and Head of ILC-Australia for a Q&A style Panel Discussion to look at the country specific challenges COVID-19 has posed to the human rights of older people and importantly, how we move from COVID-19 to the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing.

Speakers included:

  • Prof. Julie Byles, ILC Global Alliance (co-President) | ILC Australia (Head) | Global Innovation Chair in Responsive Transitions in Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Susana Harding, ILC Singapore (Senior Director)
  • Dr Rosy Pereyra, ILC Dominican Republic (President) | Vice President of The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
  • Prof. Daisuke Watanabe, ILC Japan | Faculty of Humanities, Seikei University
  • Susan McGrath, ILC Australia | EveryAGE Counts
  • Miriam Verhage, Leyden Academy, The Netherlands

You can watch a full recording of the event here.