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Age Demands Action: End the denial of older people's autonomy and independence

12 June 2018

There's just over a month to go until the eighth Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in New York. Member states will discuss older people's rights to autonomy and independence, as well as long-term care and... Keep reading

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Two steps forward, one step back at this year's World Health Assembly

01 June 2018

Last week's 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brought together all the World Health Organization's member states to discuss key global health issues. On the agenda was a report on the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy... Keep reading

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How our network is making the Western Balkans more inclusive for older people

29 May 2018

This blog is written by Natasa Todrovic at HelpAge global network member the Red Cross of Serbia. When it comes to quality of life, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro rank in the bottom half of the countries included in HelpAge International's... Keep reading

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Violence and discrimination against older women is compounded in emergencies

08 March 2018

"I've been affected by all the wars here in my lifetime but this one is the worst. It's been so brutal. Because of the crisis we live in tents in poor conditions and I worry because where I... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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

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