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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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Age Demands Action: End the denial of older people's autonomy and independence

12 June 2018

There's just over a month to go until the eighth Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in New York. Member states will discuss older people's rights to autonomy and independence, as well as long-term care and... Keep reading

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It's the freedom to decide: on World Health Day older people's experiences of care and support must be heard

07 April 2018

For a convention on older people's rights to be strong and effective, it must reflect older people's experiences across the world. This means we must make sure that older people are listened to every step of the way. This... Keep reading

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Campaigning in Kyrgyzstan: "No matter what, we are not going to stop and remain silent"

06 March 2018

Svetlana Bashtovenko, director of Resource Center for Elderly, a HelpAge global network member, is one of the most influential activists and experts in the field of ageing in Kyrgyzstan. We talked with Svetlana about the situation older people face... Keep reading

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Making our voices heard: what did Age Demands Action campaigners achieve in 2017?

11 December 2017

This year tens of thousands of older people around the world fought to protect their rights. From fighting for better mental health services, to putting an end to elder abuse - Age Demands Action campaigners made their voices heard. To... Keep reading

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