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Why we spoke out about age discrimination at the UN

As an organisation, HelpAge International has talked about the importance of older people's voices being heard, and providing platforms for this to happen. The Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) takes place every year at the United Nations, and.. Keep reading

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How Ageing Nepal campaigned on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

03 July 2017

Since 2012, we at Ageing Nepal have been continuously involved in HelpAge International's Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigns. For this year's ADA on Rights campaign on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June), we aimed to: build awareness on older Keep reading

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International Women's Day: when does a woman's age become old?

07 March 2017

One 8 March a couple of years ago, on International Women's Day, my granddaughter Maria Fernanda gave me a flower. She caressed my head and said: "granny, today is the day for us, but since I am young and... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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A UN convention on ageing would protect older people's rights in Mongolia

12 December 2016

This week I am in New York attending the seventh UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) taking place from 12-15 December. The OEWG is the only UN process that is focused on the rights of older people. I... Keep reading

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Human Rights Day: Standing up for older people's rights today and every day

09 December 2016

This year, to mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, the UN is calling on us all to stand up for someone's rights. This is important. But when millions of people around the world are denied their rights every... Keep reading

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