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Women's rights movements must make way for older women

12 April 2017

The 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March was vibrant with the sound of female voices from many continents. It showed the strength of the determination to make progress on women claiming their rights, especially... Keep reading

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5 life lessons from older men and women in Slovenia

03 April 2017

Two weeks ago I went to Slovenia to meet two of HelpAge's campaign partners. While I was there I met with several older men and women from different walks of life. Too often older people are thought of as one... Keep reading

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International Women's Day: when does a woman's age become old?

07 March 2017

One 8 March a couple of years ago, on International Women's Day, my granddaughter Maria Fernanda gave me a flower. She caressed my head and said: "granny, today is the day for us, but since I am young and... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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As rural Serbia depopulates, what is the impact on the older people left behind?

20 January 2017

As people of working age are drawn to towns and cities across Serbia by the availability of work, family structures are shifting, and older people are left behind in rural areas, often isolated and forgotten. Aware of the difficulties older... Keep reading

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4 key outcomes from the seventh Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

23 December 2016

What is the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG)? It is the only UN process that is solely dedicated to promoting the human rights of older people. Existing treaties do not adequately protect these rights, and the OEWG is... Keep reading

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