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Leading campaigners to a UN convention

07 August 2014

Older activists including Jamaica's Kenneth Hemley united to lobby for a UN convention on the rights of older people in July. Kenneth, 73, travelled to the United Nations in New York to present the almost 300,000-signature (and thumbprint) petition... Keep reading


This World Health Day - let's tweet older people better!

03 April 2014

This World Health Day, on 7 April, the HelpAge network comes together for Age Demands Action on Health where we all campaign for people's health and wellbeing. This year campaigners in more than 40 countries will meet high level... Keep reading (5 Comments)


The countdown to Age Demands Action begins!

12 September 2013

On 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, older people campaign against injustice and age discrimination as part of our Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign. This year, 58 countries will take part, with countries such as... Keep reading (1 Comment)


ADA for Rights updates from around the world!

27 June 2013

On 15 June, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Age Demands Action for Rights was celebrated for the second time. HelpAge partners in 29 countries used this day of global action to meet with key decision-makers to build support... Keep reading


'I am not afraid to speak out' Meet Mr Samuel Bailey, one of Jamaica's top older activists

28 November 2012

Last week I had the honour of meeting one of our Age Demands Action (ADA) champions, Mr Samuel Bailey from Jamaica. The 69-year-old father-of-six is a retired supermarket worker and was a trade union officer. Now he is a... Keep reading

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