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Ageism is a driving force behind the denial of older people's rights

01 October 2016

Millions of older people around the world continue to be subjected to ageism - they describe feeling stigmatised, humiliated, condescended to and patronised. They tell us they are denied autonomy, respect and dignity - general principles that underline Keep reading

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Take a stand against ageism on 1 October

05 September 2016

On 1 October, the International Day for Older Persons, campaigners around the world will be taking a stand against ageism. Older people have told us of the ageist attitudes and behaviour they face on a daily basis. They tell... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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5 reasons why HelpAge's Typhoon Haiyan response was a success

06 July 2016

On 8 November 2013, the strongest cyclone to ever have been recorded hit the Philippines, with winds of around 150mph. It caused widespread devastation and destruction, and killed at least 6,300 people. Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as it is... Keep reading

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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

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Drought-stricken Ethiopia needs an inclusive emergency response

26 May 2016

Beginning last year, Ethiopia has been facing alarming food insecurity instigated by the impact of El Ni o. Across the country, drought has impacted the lives of countless communities, leaving them in dire need of immediate emergency relief. An estimat Keep reading

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