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Freedom to decide for ourselves: older people's rights are denied, says new report

Older people explore their right to be able to make their own decisions and live their lives according to their own values and preferences in a new HelpAge International report launched on World Health Day 2018.

Posted: 06 April 2018

Breakthrough on ageing data agreed at United Nations in New York

A new United Nations mechanism has been introduced to address the significant gaps in national and international statistics on ageing, paving the way for better disaggregated data that covers critical areas of older people's lives.

Posted: 14 March 2018

On International Women's Day, campaigners press for progress on violence against older women

Today, on International Women's Day, people around the world are campaigning for equality and the end to discrimination and violence against older women.

Posted: 08 March 2018

New humanitarian guidelines launched for ageing and disability inclusion

The Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities, developed by the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP), will help organisations responding to crises to successfully identify and reach those most at risk, upholding the humanitarian principles by which they all must abide.

Posted: 07 February 2018

Ratify protocol on older people's rights, HelpAge global network urges African leaders

HelpAge International and 55 of its global network members and partners across Africa are urging African leaders to speed up the ratification of a key protocol on older people's rights when they meet at the African Union in Addis Ababa this week.

Posted: 29 January 2018

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