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We have an inter-American convention protecting older people's rights, let's campaign to make it global

10 September 2018

"Human rights are the direct expression of human dignity. Each person across the whole population must be able to enjoy these rights simply for being a human being, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status or educational Keep reading

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HelpAge India brings relief to communities affected by Kerala floods

23 August 2018

Torrential rains and landslides have wreaked havoc in Kerala, India, with the worst monsoon the state has ever experienced claiming more than 400 lives and causing around a million people to flee the worst-affected districts. Homes have been wiped out, Keep reading

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UN member states begin discussing older people's rights in earnest at the ninth Open-ended Working Group

31 July 2018

Member states of the United Nations have finally started talking about what older people's rights look like. Despite the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) being tasked with identifying the main elements in a new international legal instrument t Keep reading

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Demanding an end to elder abuse in Nepal

20 July 2018

"I beg for food and I eat whatever people give me, whether the food is cold, fresh or not, clean or not. I live with these street dogs as my children. So far, God has gifted me good health.... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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A disability summit for people of all ages

19 July 2018

Ninzizi, a Burundi refugee who is mute and has mental illness (c) Ben Small/HelpAge International Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first ever Global Disability Summit. Co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the Keep reading

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