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The Pakistani cobbler showing entrepreneurial spirit doesn't age

12 August 2016

Many older men and women in Pakistan lead difficult lives, struggling to bring in a regular income and getting little financial support from the government. Only 6% of adult workers are covered by social protection, typically government workers. The... 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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Older activists tell us why they fight for change

05 August 2015

The sixth session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) took place in New York last month, and four older activists from Zambia, Pakistan, Vietnam and Kenya attended to help get their issues heard. Mwiche from Zambia... Keep reading

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Aim higher to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030: A reflection from the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

23 July 2015

Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa was busy hosting the Third UN Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) from 13 to 16 July 2015. Main streets were blocked to shuttle heads of states and over 5,000 delegates from some 193 countries around... Keep reading

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World Day of Social Justice: Ending human trafficking and forced labour

20 February 2015

I came across this story while with our Affiliate in Ukraine...a shocking and timely story for today's World Day of Social Justice. This year's theme is "ending human trafficking and forced labour". Talking to refugees from the war in... Keep reading

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