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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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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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Zanzibar: Celebrating a new pension and the life of Bi Kidude

15 April 2016

Zanzibar will make history today as it becomes the first country in East Africa to provide a state-funded universal pension for older people. As a result of this groundbreaking move, the country's men and women over 70 will receive a... Keep reading

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Why I will never stop campaigning for gender equality

08 March 2016

On International Women's Day, we hear from activist Margaret Itola Kabango about women's empowerment in Uganda. Margaret has been an Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigner for seven years, sits on the ADA steering group and before that she was... Keep reading

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