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Our age-friendly space provides sanctuary and support to older people who have fled Myanmar

07 March 2018

"This space is the only pleasure and comfort for me. I feel that I'm not abandoned, excluded, neglected or rejected. There is still a small space allocated for me in this large camp," said a 62-year-old woman from... Keep reading


We must learn from older women's experiences to make development inclusive

31 May 2016

"I remember telling my family how my sight was becoming blurry, until one day everything was dark and I could not see a thing", said Nyabel, a 60-year-old woman who developed cataracts after she fled to Ethiopia from South... Keep reading


The 2030 Agenda can't be achieved unless we listen to the voices of the marginalised

10 February 2016

This is the second 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. Polly Meeks from ADD International, her colleague Dr Marion Steff. Keep reading


Looking back on action/2015 - a movement giving a voice to older people

08 January 2016

There are many things HelpAge and its network can be proud of when looking back on 2015. Throughout the year, 1.4 million older people accessed health, HIV and care services, and around 850,000 of the world's most vulnerable older... Keep reading


Bangladesh's new social security strategy to bring 30m into safety net programmes

22 December 2015

Bangladesh's long-awaited National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) has been launched - the first life-course approach to policy that will bring more than 30 million people into social safety net programmes. Intending to reduce extreme poverty, improve Keep reading

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