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UN member states begin discussing older people's rights in earnest at the ninth Open-ended Working Group

31 July 2018

Member states of the United Nations have finally started talking about what older people's rights look like. Despite the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) being tasked with identifying the main elements in a new international legal instrument t 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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The freedom to decide: what older people say about their rights to autonomy and independence

25 January 2018

"It's the most beautiful thing there is, to be able to do what I want because I feel free. A person without independence would be as good as dead," a 71-year-old woman from Costa Rica told us. Being able to... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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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Age Demands Action update!

19 September 2012

This year is shaping up to be our biggest Age Demands Action yet. In the campaign's sixth year, 61 countries will take part on 1 October - the UN International Day of Older Persons. And for the very first... Keep reading

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