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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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10 ways Habitat III can protect and promote our rights in older age

30 June 2016

This October, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, otherwise known as Habitat III, will be held in Quito, Ecuador. It has been called to bolster commitments to the sustainable development of urban environments and Keep reading

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I want to know Colombia at peace

19 February 2016

Maria Tila Uribe, an active member of HelpAge International and tireless advocate for the rights of the older people in Colombia, has won the International Prize for Peace and Defence of Human Rights, awarded by the Colombian Press. Here... Keep reading

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Jack Watters: A tribute to a dear friend and colleague

13 July 2015

We are profoundly saddened at the death of Jack Watters, a member of our Board of Trustees. Jack passed away in New York on 30 June. Jack had an immediate positive impact when he joined our Board in October 2014.... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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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)

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