The Campaign on Age Requiring Actions

This event was dedicated to the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was organized by the Help Age International organization, who holds the secretariat within the Active Aging Platform. There are 24 NGOs registered on this platform that protects the rights of seniors and delivers social services to these categories of people.

The topic of the discussion: How to better protect the rights of seniors in Republic of Moldova.

Welcome speech was given by Mrs. Tatiana Sorocan, the President of this organization.

Other speakers: Deputy-minister – Mrs. Lilia Pascal, Department on politics of ensuring equality between men and women, within the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection; Mrs. Aliona Cretu, Service on demographics politics, within the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection.

There were 4 panels of discussions that took place:

Panel 1: “Elderly people – invisible in official statistics, studies and researchers”

Interventions:

Ana Calfa, Statistics National Office.

Elena Hrușciov, Center of Demographics Researchers, INCE.

Lilia Pascal, Department on politics of ensuring equality between men and women within the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection. 

Panel 2: “Seniors rights for a life without violence and abuse, the right to autonomy and independency, the right to long-term care and palliative care”

Interventions:

  Eudochia Tcaci, Center of Public Health..

  Ștefan Cimbir, Tatiana Marcinschi, National Medical Insurance Company. 

Panel 3: “Republic of Moldova: a country with the biggest challenge for public policy caused by aging phenomenon”.

Interventions:

             Viorica Antonov, National Expert UNDESA/ UNFPA

            Aleona Crețu, Service of demographics politics within MSMPS

Panel 4:  „How we protect elderly people in Moldova using new UN international instruments related to seniors rights”

               Interventions:

               Nichita Negruța, Council of preventing and fighting discrimination and ensuring equality.

               Mihail Cotorobai, Ombudsman. 

The event was concluded with proposals and recommendations made for improving the protection of seniors’ rights.

Manager of the „Încredere” Community Day center            Raisa Bălan

Social  Assistant                                                                      Natalia Calalb

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