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Our work in Pakistan: Disaster risk reduction, health and rights

15 December 2014

I am just leaving Pakistan, after five days here with our Country Director Ajeeba Aslam and her wonderful team of staff and partners. I seemed to have crammed a lot into a short period of time – learning all... Keep reading


Older activists from Age Demands Action Steering Group meet for the first time

19 November 2014

Age Demands Action is campaigning for a UN convention on the rights of older people but what does this mean for activists nationally? For the first time linking up with HelpAge staff and assisted by translators, older activists share... Keep reading (2 Comments)


8 reasons to care about older people's rights

06 November 2014

1. The number of older people worldwide is growing at an unprecedented pace. Today, 760 million people are over 60; by 2050, that number will have risen to two billion. Older people already outnumber young children (aged 0-4) and, globally,... Keep reading (9 Comments)


Serbia: Age Demands Action and Global AgeWatch Index

06 October 2014

For the past eight years Serbia has marked the International Day of Older Persons by organising ADA campaign on the 1 October and for the last two years we have worked on introducing GAWI as a tool helping us in building... Keep reading


Post-2015: Africa Member States address ageing populations

14 March 2014

At the end of February in Chad, Africa Member States launched a Common Africa Position (CAP) on the post-2015 agenda. The CAP recognised and put more emphasis on: “The need to address the unfinished business of the MDGs and... Keep reading

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