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Older age: a double whammy for women?

01 October 2015

After a lifetime of providing unpaid care for friends and family, older women often live in poverty with no one to care for them. Ageing is inevitable, but its gendered injustices are not. The trend of global ageing Over the first... Keep reading


WHO report builds towards a future where everyone experiences healthy ageing

30 September 2015

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) published the long-awaited World Report on Ageing and Health. For HelpAge, this publication is hugely exciting and comes at a crucial time. Population ageing is a major global trend of the 21st century,... Keep reading


I am here to speak about ageing and older persons

25 September 2015

This blog is adapted from a speech delivered by Sylvia Beales to the UN General Assemly on 25 September 2015. I am here to speak about ageing and older persons. My name is Sylvia Beales. I am 60 years old. I... Keep reading


The next few days could change the lives of billions

23 September 2015

The next few days could quite literally change the lives of billions of people and shape the future of our planet. At the end of this week, world leaders will gather in New York for the United Nations Sustainable Development... Keep reading


World Water Week: Haiti elders teach aid agencies a lesson in defeating cholera

20 August 2015

In the southern highlands of Haiti, a programme that started as a test to obtain information about training in the use of a new type of water filter has been taken over by local people. During World Water Week,... Keep reading

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These blogs are personal reflections and do not necessarily reflect the views of HelpAge International.