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Making safe spaces in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone

26 October 2018

Nadezhda Fedorovna slowly pulls herself up to a sitting position on the bed. She smiles at us warmly and offers both hands in greeting, although her fingers can no longer grip. Yulia, a volunteer with HelpAge International's emergency protection-based.. Keep reading

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When older people flee their homes from danger, ageism is a barrier to accessing help

22 October 2018

"We are not given any respect, support and space in decision-making processes. In a recent seed distribution by aid agencies, I was not registered as they said I have no energy to farm" - Philip from South Sudan Philip has... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Consider inequalities across the life course to improve older women's lives

11 September 2018

Are we really interested in what happens to people in older age? If we take a look at the Sustainable Development Goals we might think so, with their strong message of "leave no one behind". Many of the 17 goals... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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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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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