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Together we can end elder abuse

20 June 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was marked on 15 June and the slogan "together we can end elder abuse" was used by campaigners in Tanzania. A fitting slogan given that around the world older people campaigned together to raise... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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We must learn from older women's experiences to make development inclusive

31 May 2016

"I remember telling my family how my sight was becoming blurry, until one day everything was dark and I could not see a thing", said Nyabel, a 60-year-old woman who developed cataracts after she fled to Ethiopia from South... 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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Where refugee camps are 'settlements': the older people fleeing South Sudan for Uganda

19 April 2016

The dust gets everywhere. Even with all of the car windows closed for the entire ten-hour journey, we are all covered in fine, red dust as we clamber out of the vehicle into the sweltering heat of the refugee... Keep reading

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What is protection anyway?

22 March 2016

"When the enemy attacked I couldn't run away because my legs don't work. My neighbours hid me under trees. I stayed there for four days." - Rosa (not her real name), 80 years old When she heard the attack coming,... Keep reading

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