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Together we can end elder abuse

20 June 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was marked on 15 June and the slogan "together we can end elder abuse" was used by campaigners in Tanzania. A fitting slogan given that around the world older people campaigned together to raise... Keep reading

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We must learn from older women's experiences to make development inclusive

31 May 2016

"I remember telling my family how my sight was becoming blurry, until one day everything was dark and I could not see a thing", said Nyabel, a 60-year-old woman who developed cataracts after she fled to Ethiopia from South... Keep reading

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This Chair Rocks: Ashton Applewhite and the revolution against ageism

27 May 2016

When thinking about ageing stereotypes, perhaps the most common image that comes to mind is that of the rocking chair. Passive and withdrawn - in motion without getting anywhere. This image of a grandparent snoozing in a large wicker... Keep reading

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Drought-stricken Ethiopia needs an inclusive emergency response

26 May 2016

Beginning last year, Ethiopia has been facing alarming food insecurity instigated by the impact of El Ni o. Across the country, drought has impacted the lives of countless communities, leaving them in dire need of immediate emergency relief. An estimat Keep reading

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World Humanitarian Summit: An opportunity to pave the way for inclusive humanitarian responses

19 May 2016

Throughout the different humanitarian crises across the world, one problem persists - the needs of vulnerable groups continue to go uncovered (in conflicts and disasters). The needs of the most marginalised people - children, youth, older people, people w Keep reading

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