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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

HelpAge International and UNDP launch animation to mark Human Rights Day

To mark Human Rights Day (10 December), HelpAge International has launched an animation that shows how older women and men around the world are denied their human rights.

Posted: 09 December 2017

Intergenerational HelpAge programme restores livelihoods and builds community cohesion in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Older people in Sierra Leone are rebuilding their livelihoods and experiencing greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak, thanks to a HelpAge International programme that has brought older and younger generations together.

Posted: 26 July 2017

Older women speak out about their rights in new HelpAge International report

Older women from around the world have spoken out about their human rights in a new report launched by HelpAge International on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June).

Posted: 15 June 2017

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