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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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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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Demanding an end to elder abuse in Nepal

20 July 2018

"I beg for food and I eat whatever people give me, whether the food is cold, fresh or not, clean or not. I live with these street dogs as my children. So far, God has gifted me good health.... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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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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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