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CEDAW adopts general recommendation on the rights of older women

In a major step forward in the protection of older women’s rights, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee has adopted a new general recommendation on the rights of older women.

Cholera outbreak in Haiti – What we’re doing

In Haiti, at least 250 people have died and over 3,000 cases of cholera have been confirmed. As a result, HelpAge’s health teams are rapidly stepping-up services in camps where we work with older people.

HelpAge responds to devastating earthquake in Haiti

A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Haiti. The extent of the devastation is still not clear but HelpAge International staff on the ground indicate that thousands of people have died.