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The countdown to Age Demands Action begins!

12 September 2013

On 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, older people campaign against injustice and age discrimination as part of our Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign. This year, 58 countries will take part, with countries such as... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Serbia: One year on from new social protection law

20 August 2013

For ten years, the Serbian Red Cross and HumanaS network have lobbied for a better quality of living for older people in Serbia. We have lobbied for many changes in legislation, such as the introduction of social pensions for... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Delivering pensions in remote rural Tanzania

The Kwa Wazee pension scheme, established in 2003, reaches 1,100 older-headed households in six wards of Muleba District in North-western Tanzania. The scheme provides selected pensioners with a cash transfer of 12,000TZS (7.50USD) a month, with an additi Keep reading

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Post-2015: social protection underpins sustainable development

24 June 2013

As the date for the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaches, debate around what a post-2015 development framework should look like has intensified. Between 17 and 19 June 2013 the fourth session of the Open Working... Keep reading

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Darfur: Older people still hard at work

12 June 2013

As I stepped down last week from the World Food Programme's helicopter in Habila, West Darfur; the extreme heat hit me. Then driving down the dusty road on my way to a HelpAge project, the driver told me that... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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