The The Two Moons partnership has launched two new resources aimed at enhancing older persons knowledge of their human rights. These resources can also be used by educators to raise awareness of older people’s human rights among stakeholders, students and wider society.
The first resource is a documentary theatre script “Our Stories: Human Rights and Older People in Europe” created using a documentary theatre approach. The Two Moon Documentary Theatre script brings to life, stories older people tell of situations where their rights have been infringed. The stories were collected by partners through interviews with older persons in Ireland, Italy, Romania and Finland. These interviews are conveyed through monologues linked together as a script for a play.
The second resource is the “Guide to hosting the Two Moons Documentary Theatre performance and talkback”. It outlines the process for hosting the Two Moons Documentary Theatre performance and talkback and provides information on the individual elements of the play and talkback which need to be considered from the planning stage to the production, performing and facilitation to the promotion.
The UN General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is an increasing and serious problem that affects health and human rights so it is vital to raise awareness of it and thus prevent it whenever and wherever possible.
VoiVa Coop’s on-going Erasmus+ projects Two Moons and TISOVA aim to prevent and raise awareness of violence against older people. Two Moons project specifically focuses on older people’s human rights. For the WEAAD this year, the project partners co-created a campaign video on older people’s human rights. See it below.
For more information about these projects, see the following links:
The Erasmus+ funded “Two Moons” education programme is proud to present its new output ‘Our Stories: Human Rights and Older People in Europe – A documentary theatre script’. It recounts in the words of older persons living in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Romania, the lived experiences of not having their human rights respected in situations they encounter in their day to day life. The script is taken verbatim from research interviews, and edited into short monologues with a particular ‘take home point’ the infringement of rights protected under the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The monologues are linked together into a play.
The documentary script is available for download here in English, Romanian, Finnish and Italian: https://twomoons.eu/outputs/
In keeping with the 2019 theme “The Journey to Age Equality”, the Erasmus+ funded ‘Two Moons’ project, a 2-year pan-European initiative, is making available My Human Rights, My Wellbeing booklet in four languages, English, Finnish, Italian and Romanian. This booklet highlights the inequalities older persons in Europe experience in their daily life. It aims to raise awareness among older persons of their rights as protected under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD); and by so doing empower them to safeguard their well-being. The stories also draw attention to the existence of age inequalities and the societal and structural issues such as ageism which permit older people to be treated differently and denied their rights.
The UN General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.
With a growing global population of elderly people, and as longevity increases, abuse of the elderly is an increasing and serious problem that affects health and human rights and can cause death, so it is vital to raise awareness of it and thus prevent it whenever and wherever possible.
VoiVa Coop’s on-going Erasmus+ projects SAFE (Safer Life for Older Women), TISOVA (Training to Identify and Support Older Victims of Abuse) and Two Moons all aim to prevent and raise awareness of violence against older people.
For more information about these projects, see the following links:
This booklet, by our Erasmus+ funded Two Moons project is a collection of stories from older people with a shared common theme: infringements of older people’s human rights as protected under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). The stories, three from each country, Finland, Ireland, Italy and Romania, cover a range of situations that older people universally encounter in their day to day life.The booklet also includes practical information about how to report human rights violations and which organisations to contact for support. Please download the booklet here.
My Human Rights, My Well-Being Booklet is one of four resources being developed by Two Moons – a two years Erasmus Plus funded project. The main objective of Two Moons is to design accessible education resources to support older people’s learning in the field of human rights. Knowing about human rights can empower older people to speak up and challenge poor treatment and demand better services.
“Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins”
Two Moons aims to develop education resources to inform and enhance older people’s knowledge of their human rights and how these rights should operate in practice, equipping them with the tools to assert and claim their rights. The first newsletter of the project presents the project, its upcoming outputs and web platform. Highlights from the project’s first partner meeting in Dublin in autumn 2018 are also presented. Please read the full newsletter here.
The Erasmus+ funded “Two Moons” programme is pleased to launch its new website platform https://twomoons.eu. The web platform will support the delivery of the 2-year pan-European initiative aimed at improving older people’s knowledge of their human rights as protected un-der the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD); and by so doing empower them to safeguard their well-being.
The process involves older people, social care professionals and community members in a collaborative creative process, providing older people with an opportunity to share their stories in print, audio and through documentary theatre.
The web-platform will feature news, blogs, project resources and updates, such as reports, policy briefs as well as opportunities for engagement e.g. events, workshops and face to face training sessions.
Read the full press release regarding the web platform here.