oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Age-based discrimination and the rights of the elderly in Uganda : conference paper

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Uganda has a relatively large group of aged or elderly persons, also known as older persons. However, this group has not received serious attention until recently, arguably because, unlike women and the youth, it does not represent a significant, vocal (or vital) political constituency. Groups addressing the issues that concern older persons largely tend to adopt a welfarist approach rather than strategies underpinned by human rights. All in all, there are serious questions of human rights that are implicated in the situation of older persons.

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