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Harnessing the press to get Malawi talking about its forthcoming universal pension

01 September 2016

In October 2015, HelpAge was asked by our partner the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare in Malawi to carry out a universal pension feasibility study in collaboration with the Malawi Network of Organisations for Older People... Keep reading

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Bangladesh's new social security strategy to bring 30m into safety net programmes

22 December 2015

Bangladesh's long-awaited National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) has been launched - the first life-course approach to policy that will bring more than 30 million people into social safety net programmes. Intending to reduce extreme poverty, improve Keep reading

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Breaking the silence on elder abuse in Moldova

25 November 2015

On 12 November 2015 we launched the research report, Breaking the Silence: Elder abuse in the Republic of Moldova, which brought to light the hidden and distressing phenomenon of discrimination and abuse of older women and men. The report... Keep reading

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Mzee Clement Kwezi: a leading figure on ageing issues in Tanzania

06 November 2015

He is vibrant, energetic and exudes a warmth that affects all around him. His demeanor belies his age. Seated among younger journalists attending a media training workshop organised by HelpAge International's Tanzania office this month, the 79-year-old Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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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