Age Demands Action in South Africa. (c) MUSAHuman Rights Day

Age discrimination must stop

We’re marking Human Rights Day by calling on governments to challenge the human rights violations experienced every day by older people.

This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, highlights that every day is Human Rights Day.

Read more about our call to stop age discrimination.

Watch our video mosaic of older people talking about discrimination and rights abuses.

World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day, we're taking part in events around the world to mark the occasion.

You can also watch our animated film, highlighting the impact of HIV on older women.

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.

Global AgeWatch Index 2014

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