Extracting fresh water from a GrifAid® filterCommunity elders taking the lead on safe water 

It's World Water Week and this year's theme is Water for Development.

Read this blog from Ryan von Ruben about a Grifaid® water filter testing programme in Haiti that was taken over by local older people who devised a network for sharing the filters.

World Water Week run by the Swedish International Water Institute, takes place
23 - 28 August 2015.

Older people's rights

Towards a convention

Esther, one of our activists from Kenya who is representing older people at the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, speaks out about the ageism and discrimination older men and women face:

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?

We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.

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