THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS IN TIMES OF CORONA

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The Zulat Institute for Equality and Human Rights is hereby publishing a report compiled in July-August 2020 by a team of multidisciplinary experts led by Dr. Carmel Shalev, which for the first time formulates a holistic approach to the plight of older persons during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Zulat Institute for Equality and Human Rights is hereby publishing a report compiled in July-August 2020 by a team of multidisciplinary experts led by Dr. Carmel Shalev, which for the first time formulates a holistic approach to the plight of older persons during the coronavirus pandemic.

Through this report, we aim to introduce into the public and media discourse the importance of viewing older persons according to relevant criteria such as underlying conditions, disabilities, fragility, and dependence on others in day-to-day activities.

In this report we unequivocally affirm that imposing special restrictions on individuals and groups solely because of their chronological age violates the human right to human dignity and equality and constitutes ageist discrimination forbidden by law. Furthermore, the government must take active steps to ensure that social and cultural solutions are found for older persons, particularly the 97% living in the community rather than in institutions.

The report includes 32 operational recommendations on a wide range of issues, including solutions to the systemic failures that created the unstable foundation upon which governmental and social support for older persons rests.



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רון קסלר

רון קסלר בעל ניסיון של למעלה משני עשורים בתחום הדיגיטל והתוכן והתמחה בקמפיינים פוליטיים וחברתיים רבים. בעברו ליווה את הפעילות הדיגיטלית של נבחרי ציבור בכירים, ועבד בארגוני המגזר השלישי. רון הוא אופטימי מיסודו, אדם שמאמין שאפשר לשנות את ישראל וגם להשתנות יחד איתה. מתגורר בתל אביב והבעלים הגאה של פיבי כלבת הלברדור.