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Women's rights movements must make way for older women

12 April 2017

The 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March was vibrant with the sound of female voices from many continents. It showed the strength of the determination to make progress on women claiming their rights, especially... Keep reading

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Older people stand up to beat diabetes on World Health Day

21 April 2016

"When HelpAge supports us, older people get up, engage with one another and start to believe in themselves," explains the Central Asian Gerontology Center, our Age Demands Action campaign partner in Tajikistan. Age Demands Action is a platform which al Keep reading

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Where refugee camps are 'settlements': the older people fleeing South Sudan for Uganda

19 April 2016

The dust gets everywhere. Even with all of the car windows closed for the entire ten-hour journey, we are all covered in fine, red dust as we clamber out of the vehicle into the sweltering heat of the refugee... Keep reading

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Why I will never stop campaigning for gender equality

08 March 2016

On International Women's Day, we hear from activist Margaret Itola Kabango about women's empowerment in Uganda. Margaret has been an Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigner for seven years, sits on the ADA steering group and before that she was... Keep reading

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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

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