ISSUE FOCUS is AGAC's first periodic report starting from this year, published biannually.
ISSUE FOCUS aims to address timely ageing and human rights issues as well as introduce the relevant policies and responses from ASEM partners in order to promote information sharing and awareness raising, and ultimately enhance cooperation among the ASEM partners on the issues of ageing and human rights of older persons.
Each report covers a particular theme which reflects major and timely issues of ageing and human rights of older persons in Asia and Europe.
The very first ISSUE FOCUS(Spring/Summer 2020) was published in this July, addressing the issue of "Gender and Ageing". It encompasses older persons' income security, unpaid care, active ageing as well as a life-cycle approach in a gendered angle, presenting a new viewpoint to observe social and institutional structures through the lens of equality.