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Dancing lotuses bring joy to all ages in Vietnam

26 November 2018

Two hours' drive east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, the fertile Red River Delta is a peaceful and populous region of mixed farming, and a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Arriving at Ngoc Hoa village hall down a narrow causeway between fishponds,... Keep reading

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Making safe spaces in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone

26 October 2018

Nadezhda Fedorovna slowly pulls herself up to a sitting position on the bed. She smiles at us warmly and offers both hands in greeting, although her fingers can no longer grip. Yulia, a volunteer with HelpAge International's emergency protection-based.. Keep reading

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When older people flee their homes from danger, ageism is a barrier to accessing help

22 October 2018

"We are not given any respect, support and space in decision-making processes. In a recent seed distribution by aid agencies, I was not registered as they said I have no energy to farm" - Philip from South Sudan Philip has... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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How FOPDEV's Buddy HomeCare is bringing generations together in Thailand

12 September 2018

Thailand's population is ageing quickly. This rapid demographic change presents a big challenge for the country, as more and more older people need care and support in their daily lives. Throughout history, families have remained the bedrock of care an Keep reading

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We have an inter-American convention protecting older people's rights, let's campaign to make it global

10 September 2018

"Human rights are the direct expression of human dignity. Each person across the whole population must be able to enjoy these rights simply for being a human being, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status or educational Keep reading

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