Malawi Network of Older Persons' Organisations

"Promoting the rights of older persons"



Thematic Area 4: Voice

Older men and women are experiencing ageism – stereotyping, unfair treatment and discrimination based on a person’s age. This can impact a person’s confidence, job prospects, financial situation and quality of life. Older people are regarded as not being useful members of society and are left out of dialogue which directly affects them. The negative attitudes and behavior against older persons make them lose their voice in society. ..