Age Demands Action
Older activists from Pakistan, Zambia, Vietnam and Kenya will attend the sixth Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) in New York, 14-16 July.
Call for your government to support a convention on the rights of older people at the OEWG and find out why a convention is so crucial:
What happens on Age Demands Action days?
On three key dates each year, groups of older people from all over the world lobby their local and national governments on the issues most important to them, such as healthcare, human rights and pensions.
Campaigners of all ages join marches, debates and petition signings.
How can I support Age Demands Action?
- Subscribe to our Age Demands Action eNewsletter to keep up-to-date.
- Follow HelpAge International (@helpage, facebook.com/HelpAge International), or your local office/affiliate on social media and share campaign updates.
- Watch and share our fresh and funny Age Demands Action films.
What do we want to achieve?
Check out our impact timeline to see what our campaigners have achieved since 2007.
Internationally, we are calling for a UN convention to protect older people's rights by law.
Age Demands Action on Rights
To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, on 15 June, older campaigners across the world raise awareness of elder abuse and lobby their governments for policy changes.
Find out more about Age Demands Action on Rights.
Age Demands Action: Global
On 1 October, the International Day of Older Persons, older people call on their decision makers to take action on the issues important to them.
Internationally, Age Demands Action campaigners are calling for a UN convention on the rights of older people.
Age Demands Action on Health
On World Health Day, 7 April, older people call on their governments for access to age-friendly health services. And you can support them! Find out about our 2015 events.
Age Demands Action: Training manual
Our campaigning manual aims to strengthen your knowledge, skills and confidence to grow as a campaigner, so you can help make changes within your community and society.
Take a look at the Campaign training manual.
Age Demands Action: Steering Group
Meet the older men and women who directly shape the Age Demands Action campaign.
Lights, Camera, Age Demands Action!
Check out these fresh and funny 60-second films from top young advertising creatives from around the world - made just for Age Demands Action.