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Why we spoke out about age discrimination at the UN

As an organisation, HelpAge International has talked about the importance of older people's voices being heard, and providing platforms for this to happen. The Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) takes place every year at the United Nations, and.. Keep reading

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5 ways we effectively engaged the Myanmar Government with ageing and social protection policy

30 June 2017

June is an exciting month for us here in Myanmar. All older people over the age of 90 are now eligible to receive 10,000 Burmese kyat (around US$7) per month from a new universal social pension - the first... Keep reading

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Women's rights movements must make way for older women

12 April 2017

The 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March was vibrant with the sound of female voices from many continents. It showed the strength of the determination to make progress on women claiming their rights, especially... Keep reading

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Harnessing the press to get Malawi talking about its forthcoming universal pension

01 September 2016

In October 2015, HelpAge was asked by our partner the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare in Malawi to carry out a universal pension feasibility study in collaboration with the Malawi Network of Organisations for Older People... Keep reading

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The Urgency of now: Uganda's responsibility to its older citizens

18 April 2016

International donors are threatening to stop funding Uganda's Senior Citizens Grant (SCG) due to the national Government failing to provide counter funding. But whose responsibility is it anyway? It seems cruel that families who depend solely on this g Keep reading

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