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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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Time for a broader reflection on gender and development?

15 April 2015

Last week, HelpAge International Affiliates from Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Sweden, the UK and Denmark met in the Netherlands for an eye-opening workshop on ageing and gender in EU development policy. The event was Keep reading

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The UN convention debate kicks off at the European Parliament

06 December 2013

This week at the European Parliament, two Slovenian MEPs, Ivo Vajgl and Tanja Fajon, hosted a conference on the topic of a UN convention on the rights of older people. The aim was to explore how a UN convention... Keep reading

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Learning from Sweden's experience of social protection

16 October 2013

On the 1st and 2nd of October HelpAge International and the Church of Sweden held a conference on social protection with specific focus on the Nordic model and its relevance to international development. Ivar Lo Johansson (a Swedish writer)... Keep reading

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Global poverty challenges and experiences of social protection - a conference to celebrate 100 years of social pensions in Sweden.

08 October 2013

On the 1st and 2nd of October HelpAge International and the Church of Sweden held a conference on social protection and social pensions. It provided an opportunity for those interested in social protection, in Sweden and internationally, to share... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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