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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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How FOPDEV's Buddy HomeCare is bringing generations together in Thailand

12 September 2018

Thailand's population is ageing quickly. This rapid demographic change presents a big challenge for the country, as more and more older people need care and support in their daily lives. Throughout history, families have remained the bedrock of care an Keep reading

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Consider inequalities across the life course to improve older women's lives

11 September 2018

Are we really interested in what happens to people in older age? If we take a look at the Sustainable Development Goals we might think so, with their strong message of "leave no one behind". Many of the 17 goals... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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Congratulations to Kenya on the launch of its universal social pension, now how can we help make it a success?

11 June 2018

Starting this week, more than half a million older women and men in Kenya are receiving their first ever pensions. Under the new Government-funded Inua Jamii 70 and Above universal social pension, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday 2... Keep reading

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