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Ageism is a driving force behind the denial of older people's rights

01 October 2016

Millions of older people around the world continue to be subjected to ageism - they describe feeling stigmatised, humiliated, condescended to and patronised. They tell us they are denied autonomy, respect and dignity - general principles that underline Keep reading

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Breaking the silence on elder abuse in Moldova

25 November 2015

On 12 November 2015 we launched the research report, Breaking the Silence: Elder abuse in the Republic of Moldova, which brought to light the hidden and distressing phenomenon of discrimination and abuse of older women and men. The report... Keep reading

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Voices of the marginalised: Older people and people with disabilities heard by policymakers

17 August 2015

A set of recommendations to improve the lives of older people and people with disabilities were discussed in front of key policy makers in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 August. More than 150 people were there to learn directly from... Keep reading

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Older people in East Asia: Advocates creating meaningful change

03 March 2015

I've just returned from Thailand where I experienced first-hand what HelpAge seeks to communicate, that older people are their own best advocates for change and a valuable recourse in their communities. I saw how older people's associations (OPAs) are... Keep reading

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Ban Ki-moon's Synthesis Report through an ageing lens

18 December 2014

Since the UN Secretary General s long-awaited synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda came out last week and array of responses, from happy to not so happy, have been published on websites, through email lists and on social media. So... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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