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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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Punk and disability inclusion have more in common than you may think

02 December 2016

Joey Ramone once told Entertainment Weekly that "all punk is is attitude". My knowledge of the 1970s music scene might be hazy, and whether you can reduce an entire genre to one word is not for me to say,... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Intergenerational solidarity is helping tackle ageism in Nigeria

21 November 2016

In my country Nigeria, older people are discriminated against on a daily basis. Many people want nothing to do with them. They are considered an economic burden that has no value in society. In Calabar, Benin City and some other... Keep reading (18 Comments)

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This Chair Rocks: Ashton Applewhite and the revolution against ageism

27 May 2016

When thinking about ageing stereotypes, perhaps the most common image that comes to mind is that of the rocking chair. Passive and withdrawn - in motion without getting anywhere. This image of a grandparent snoozing in a large wicker... Keep reading

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Drought-stricken Ethiopia needs an inclusive emergency response

26 May 2016

Beginning last year, Ethiopia has been facing alarming food insecurity instigated by the impact of El Ni o. Across the country, drought has impacted the lives of countless communities, leaving them in dire need of immediate emergency relief. An estimat Keep reading

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