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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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2015: Time to make social protection for all a reality

03 February 2015

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors is a network of NGOs and trade unions from all parts of the world committed to achieving social protection for everyone. HelpAge International was one of the founding members of the Coalition in 2012, Keep reading

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Decent Work Day: Don't forget the older working poor!

06 October 2010

On 7 October, millions of workers across the globe will be uniting to celebrate the World Day for Decent Work. It's a key moment. The financial crisis has decimated jobs and economies and social unrest is rising. Leaders the... Keep reading

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