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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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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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Ageism is a driving force behind the denial of older people's rights

01 October 2016

Millions of older people around the world continue to be subjected to ageism - they describe feeling stigmatised, humiliated, condescended to and patronised. They tell us they are denied autonomy, respect and dignity - general principles that underline Keep reading

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The way forward for the ageing nations of Asia and the Pacific

06 September 2016

The Asia-Pacific region will be particularly affected by the rapid and sustained increase in older people as a proportion of its population. Ageing workforces, macro-economic performance, fiscal sustainability and income inequality all weigh heavily on Keep reading

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Take a stand against ageism on 1 October

05 September 2016

On 1 October, the International Day for Older Persons, campaigners around the world will be taking a stand against ageism. Older people have told us of the ageist attitudes and behaviour they face on a daily basis. They tell... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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