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A disability summit for people of all ages

19 July 2018

Ninzizi, a Burundi refugee who is mute and has mental illness (c) Ben Small/HelpAge International Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first ever Global Disability Summit. Co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the Keep reading

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Rapid Assessment Method for Older People opens eyes in Africa

10 July 2018

At the end of June, HelpAge International and partners organised a two-day workshop in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to train various UN, NGO and government organisations on how to use our innovative Rapid Assessment Method for Older People (RAM-OP). RA Keep reading

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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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Congratulations to Kenya on the launch of its universal social pension, now how can we help make it a success?

11 June 2018

Starting this week, more than half a million older women and men in Kenya are receiving their first ever pensions. Under the new Government-funded Inua Jamii 70 and Above universal social pension, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday 2... Keep reading

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New features and a refreshed look for Pension Watch!

01 March 2018

Today we are unveiling a refreshed version of our Pension Watch website. It was first launched in 2010 as a knowledge hub dedicated to monitoring the right to social security in older age, with a focus on tax-financed social... Keep reading

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