UNHRC adopts resolution on protection of family & role of family in supporting protection & promotion of human rights of older persons

The Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the protection of the family, and the role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of human rights of older persons. This resolution has been critiqued for its definition of family, as it reinforces ageist stereotypes by assuming all older people live within families, and thatfamilies everywhere provide critical support to their older members. The resolution also fails to take into account violence within family, and does not address the issue of control and harm, including of a gendered nature, perpetuated within the family.

 

Source: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/35/L.21

http://wunrn.com/2017/08/un-resolution-does-not-provide-diverse-definition-of-family-rights-of-older-persons-beyond-stereotype/