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Making our voices heard: what did Age Demands Action campaigners achieve in 2017?

11 December 2017

This year tens of thousands of older people around the world fought to protect their rights. From fighting for better mental health services, to putting an end to elder abuse - Age Demands Action campaigners made their voices heard. To... Keep reading

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As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches 70, it is about time to address ageism

07 December 2017

"All human beings are all born free and equal in dignity and rights" - Article 1, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Seventy years on and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains as important as ever. Article 1 is... Keep reading

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"You lose your name. You just become some sick old lady": three moving stories of ageism

06 December 2017

"Look, the old hag is swimming" I always loved swimming. In the sea or in a pool - my dad taught me to swim when I was eight. It relaxes me, makes me feel active. It is a part of... Keep reading

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HelpAge Sri Lanka plugs its country's homecare gap

28 November 2017

Sri Lanka has one of the fastest ageing populations in Asia. Over 13% of people are over 60 years old and by 2050 this is projected to increase to more than 28%. Most of the older population lives in rural... Keep reading

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A small social pension in Indonesia has a big impact

09 November 2017

Indonesia is an ageing society. There are approximately 20 million older people, and by 2050 this is projected to reach 70 million. But with only 11% accessing contributory pension schemes, there is very limited income security for the vast... Keep reading

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