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Older activists tell us why they fight for change

05 August 2015

The sixth session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) took place in New York last month, and four older activists from Zambia, Pakistan, Vietnam and Kenya attended to help get their issues heard. Mwiche from Zambia... Keep reading


Older campaigners: Building momentum towards the SDGs

01 July 2015

Over 22 million people took action throughout May as part of the global action/2015 coalition campaign. HelpAge organised Action All Ages day on 22 May as part of this worldwide mobilisation. And what a day it was! Archbishop Desmond Tutu... Keep reading


East African budgets: Age Demands Action campaign bears fruit

22 June 2015

Our Age Demands Action campaign is bearing fruit if the result of the 2015/16 budgets released recently by the countries of the East African Community is anything to go by. 11 finance ministers of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi... Keep reading


Age Demands Action on Rights in Ethiopia: Progress and plans to fight elder abuse!

17 June 2015

I'm Tilahun Abebe from Ethiopia. I'm 79; going on 80 and have been the Age Demands Action coordinator in Ethiopia since it began in 2007. Since then, we have come a very long way. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day... Keep reading


How Nelson Mandela inspired me as an older person

11 February 2015

Elizabeth Marie Mkame is an Age Demands Action activist from South Africa. She is also an active board member for HelpAge Affiliate, the Muthande Society for the Aged. Nelson Mandela was a great man who was loved and respected... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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