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Campaigning in Kyrgyzstan: "No matter what, we are not going to stop and remain silent"

06 March 2018

Svetlana Bashtovenko, director of Resource Center for Elderly, a HelpAge global network member, is one of the most influential activists and experts in the field of ageing in Kyrgyzstan. We talked with Svetlana about the situation older people face... Keep reading

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Older people stand up to beat diabetes on World Health Day

21 April 2016

"When HelpAge supports us, older people get up, engage with one another and start to believe in themselves," explains the Central Asian Gerontology Center, our Age Demands Action campaign partner in Tajikistan. Age Demands Action is a platform which al Keep reading

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Why these women's stories in Tajikistan reinforce the need for a UN convention

14 July 2015

Our human rights do not change as we get older and just because someone is of a certain age shouldn’t mean they are ignored. That is why HelpAge will be attending the 6th session of the Open-ended Working Group... Keep reading

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Social protection for older people in Central Asia

In this post Professor Jane Falkingham and Dr Athina Vlachantoni talk about their chapter on Social Protection for older people in Central Asia, published in 'Social Protection for Older Persons: Social Pensions in Asia.' You can read more about... Keep reading

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Kyrgyzstan: Building advocacy strategies...and team spirit!

14 June 2013

In Central Asia, a place not known by many, a fantastic meeting was organised by HelpAge International. This was the first time HelpAge had hosted a meeting with its network partners and offices that work in Eastern Europe and... Keep reading

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