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UN member states begin discussing older people's rights in earnest at the ninth Open-ended Working Group

31 July 2018

Member states of the United Nations have finally started talking about what older people's rights look like. Despite the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) being tasked with identifying the main elements in a new international legal instrument t Keep reading

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Demanding an end to elder abuse in Nepal

20 July 2018

"I beg for food and I eat whatever people give me, whether the food is cold, fresh or not, clean or not. I live with these street dogs as my children. So far, God has gifted me good health.... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Two steps forward, one step back at this year's World Health Assembly

01 June 2018

Last week's 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brought together all the World Health Organization's member states to discuss key global health issues. On the agenda was a report on the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy... Keep reading

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Violence and discrimination against older women is compounded in emergencies

08 March 2018

"I've been affected by all the wars here in my lifetime but this one is the worst. It's been so brutal. Because of the crisis we live in tents in poor conditions and I worry because where I... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Burundi refugees with disabilities call on camp officials to better meet their needs

12 December 2017

Juvenar is one of thousands of Burundian refugees living in the Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania's western district of Kibondo. He is 65 and struggles to get around due to a disability. He lives alone. Juvenar has a wife and... Keep reading

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