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A small social pension in Indonesia has a big impact

09 November 2017

Indonesia is an ageing society. There are approximately 20 million older people, and by 2050 this is projected to reach 70 million. But with only 11% accessing contributory pension schemes, there is very limited income security for the vast... 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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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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International Women's Day: Celebrating Tanzania's unsung heroes

07 March 2016

This year's International Women's Day theme is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality" - a befitting focus when time and time again we hear that if a society does not respect its women and uphold... Keep reading

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Financial abuse the biggest risk for Serbia's older people

15 January 2016

Serbia's older population is subjected to various forms of abuse, including violence, neglect or psychological harm, yet it is financial exploitation that is most common, the new United Nations Population Fund-supported report Well-kept family secret: e Keep reading

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