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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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New features and a refreshed look for Pension Watch!

01 March 2018

Today we are unveiling a refreshed version of our Pension Watch website. It was first launched in 2010 as a knowledge hub dedicated to monitoring the right to social security in older age, with a focus on tax-financed social... Keep reading

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What makes a city age-inclusive?

12 February 2016

This is the final blog in a three-part series coinciding with our side event entitled Innovations on inclusion at the United Nation's Commission for Social Development in February 2016. Professor Vappu Taipale, incoming trustee at HelpAge and chair at.. Keep reading

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Older campaigners: Building momentum towards the SDGs

01 July 2015

Over 22 million people took action throughout May as part of the global action/2015 coalition campaign. HelpAge organised Action All Ages day on 22 May as part of this worldwide mobilisation. And what a day it was! Archbishop Desmond Tutu... Keep reading

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Post-2015 negotiations: A historic opportunity to include people of all ages

04 March 2015

There was yet another opportunity for the HelpAge network to take part in the post-2015 negotiations in a government-led forum, 11-14 February in Mombasa, Kenya. As the post-2015 development agenda discussions continue, there is no doubt that demographic Keep reading

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