Manifesto for an Age-Friendly European Union

AGE platform Europe

AGE and the Stakeholders’ Coalition for the European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations issued a Manifesto for an Age-Friendly European Union in November 2011.

This Manifesto presents the Decalogue of the age-friendly society and includes a number of recommendations to the EU and stakeholders at national and local level to achieve an age-friendly European Union by 2020.

AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+ which aims to voice and promote the interests of the 150 million senior citizens in the European Union and to raise awareness on the issues that concern them most.

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Launch of international LGBT campaign group Kaleidoscope

In September 2011, Kaleidoscope – a new international LGBT campaign group – was launched in parliament by Speaker John Bercow, the group’s honorary president.

The group will combat the rise in homophobic violence around the world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.

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Increasing women’s representation on boards: The 30% Club

30 per cent club

The 30% Club is a group of chairmen voluntarily committed to bringing more women onto UK corporate boards.

It aims to do this by:

  • Inspiring company leaders to appoint more women to executive and non-executive directorships;
  • Improving the pipeline below board level, to widen the talent pool available to business;
  • Supporting and encouraging successful women in business.

The initiative was launched in November 2010.

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Equal Love campaign

Equal Love

The Equal Love campaign aims to challenge the twin bans on gay marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships, with eight couples filing applications at register offices and then, when they are refused, bringing a joint legal action in the courts to secure a change in the law.

The campaign is being organised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights organisation OutRage!

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