Promoting the rights of older people in the community in Mae Hong Son province

Promoting the rights of older people in the community in Mae Hong Son province

Thailand has a national plan on ageing and national bodies aiming to promote wellbeing of older people, including promoting their rights. Still, it appears that gaining information on and accessing the rights and entitlements under the law is quite limited in scope. This briefing paper looks at the "Evidence-based Responsiveness to the Emerging Ageing Society in Thailand, Mae Hong Son province (2009-2012)" project. The main purpose of the project was to promote access to social, health and economic rights and entitlements of older people through policy advocacy at the nationall level and implementation on of various activities at the local level.