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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


Keeping older people in the conversation at the European Development Days

18 June 2015

Youth engagement was the flavour of this year's European Development Days (EDDs) conference, echoing the theme of the European Year of Development. But despite the clear importance of involving young people, our rapidly ageing global population means tha Keep reading


HelpAge European Affiliates meet to plan network's future

02 April 2014

At the end of March, the European Affiliates of HelpAge International gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to agree shared objectives and develop ways of working more closely as a network. The European Commission funding secured last year has given project... Keep reading


Affliates put ageing on agenda at European Development Days

05 December 2013

Affliates of the HelpAge global network were out in force at this year’s European Development Days (EDDs) conference in Brussels last week, united in our aim to call attention to an otherwise largely neglected topic: global population ageing. Repres Keep reading


Marginalised older people make their voices heard at UK Parliament

15 November 2013

Last week, HelpAge International, Sightsavers, ADD International and Alzheimer's Disease International launched the results of their collaborative research project ‘We can also make change'. Chaired by Fiona O'Donnell MP, the event highlighted the n Keep reading

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