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We came not to lament, we want action

As an organisation centred on human rights, we at HelpAge International want to put voices and participation of older people at the heart of what we do. This week, there has been a special focus on older people at the... Keep reading

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The freedom to decide: what older people say about their rights to autonomy and independence

25 January 2018

"It's the most beautiful thing there is, to be able to do what I want because I feel free. A person without independence would be as good as dead," a 71-year-old woman from Costa Rica told us. Being able to... Keep reading

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Burundi refugees with disabilities call on camp officials to better meet their needs

12 December 2017

Juvenar is one of thousands of Burundian refugees living in the Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania's western district of Kibondo. He is 65 and struggles to get around due to a disability. He lives alone. Juvenar has a wife and... Keep reading

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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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