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It's the freedom to decide: on World Health Day older people's experiences of care and support must be heard

07 April 2018

For a convention on older people's rights to be strong and effective, it must reflect older people's experiences across the world. This means we must make sure that older people are listened to every step of the way. This... 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

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As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches 70, it is about time to address ageism

07 December 2017

"All human beings are all born free and equal in dignity and rights" - Article 1, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Seventy years on and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains as important as ever. Article 1 is... Keep reading

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Human Rights Day: Standing up for older people's rights today and every day

09 December 2016

This year, to mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, the UN is calling on us all to stand up for someone's rights. This is important. But when millions of people around the world are denied their rights every... Keep reading

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HIV in India: why are older people the forgotten story?

01 December 2016

India has one the largest population of older people in the world at over 100 million people. In rural areas especially, many older men and women live in deprivation and poverty, and unable to access care due to a... Keep reading

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