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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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What it's like to be an aid worker in Sierra Leone after Ebola

24 July 2017

Glynnis Cummings-John moved from the UK to Sierra Leone during the aftermath of Ebola as a Technical Inclusion Advisor for HelpAge International. She has been instrumental in the development of Sierra Leone's first National Ageing Policy, which will imp Keep reading

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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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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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Harnessing the press to get Malawi talking about its forthcoming universal pension

01 September 2016

In October 2015, HelpAge was asked by our partner the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare in Malawi to carry out a universal pension feasibility study in collaboration with the Malawi Network of Organisations for Older People... Keep reading

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