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Silvia Stefanoni: a wonderful person and colleague

It is with much sadness that we share the news that Silvia Stefanoni, our former Deputy Chief Executive Officer, passed away on Wednesday, 16 May. She died peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by her family.

Posted: 17 May 2018

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance, new HelpAge report reveals

Up to 14 million older people with disabilities are currently affected by humanitarian emergencies and, even though they are among the most at risk, a new study revealed how they routinely face barriers that limit their access to assistance and protection.

Posted: 30 April 2018

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

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