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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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International Women's Day: Celebrating Tanzania's unsung heroes

07 March 2016

This year's International Women's Day theme is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality" - a befitting focus when time and time again we hear that if a society does not respect its women and uphold... Keep reading

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Older age: a double whammy for women?

01 October 2015

After a lifetime of providing unpaid care for friends and family, older women often live in poverty with no one to care for them. Ageing is inevitable, but its gendered injustices are not. The trend of global ageing Over the first... Keep reading

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World Stroke Day: Not the best time to talk about strokes in poor countries

29 October 2014

Why even bother with a World Stroke Day, when the world's attention is now entirely focused on the perils of Ebola? The current panic is unhelpful, but understandable. The Ebola epidemic will escalate over the coming weeks and months, and... Keep reading

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This World Health Day - let's tweet older people better!

03 April 2014

This World Health Day, on 7 April, the HelpAge network comes together for Age Demands Action on Health where we all campaign for people's health and wellbeing. This year campaigners in more than 40 countries will meet high level... Keep reading (5 Comments)

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