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Making safe spaces in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone

26 October 2018

Nadezhda Fedorovna slowly pulls herself up to a sitting position on the bed. She smiles at us warmly and offers both hands in greeting, although her fingers can no longer grip. Yulia, a volunteer with HelpAge International's emergency protection-based.. Keep reading

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When older people flee their homes from danger, ageism is a barrier to accessing help

22 October 2018

"We are not given any respect, support and space in decision-making processes. In a recent seed distribution by aid agencies, I was not registered as they said I have no energy to farm" - Philip from South Sudan Philip has... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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It's the freedom to decide: on World Health Day older people's experiences of care and support must be heard

07 April 2018

For a convention on older people's rights to be strong and effective, it must reflect older people's experiences across the world. This means we must make sure that older people are listened to every step of the way. This... Keep reading

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As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches 70, it is about time to address ageism

07 December 2017

"All human beings are all born free and equal in dignity and rights" - Article 1, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Seventy years on and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains as important as ever. Article 1 is... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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The UN is putting older people's rights under threat

11 July 2017

Being forced to retire at the age of 65, being denied credit or loans, falling the wrong side of an upper age limit for cancer screening - these are just some of the ways older age is used to... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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