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Jan
05
WHO series on long-term care: Towards long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa

WHO series on long-term care: Towards long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a report titled "WHO series on long-term care: Towards long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa". This report shares experiences of long-term care in sub-Saharan Africa, including gaps, challenges, models of care and support…

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Jan
02
South African grannies take up boxing to keep fit

South African grannies take up boxing to keep fit

A group of older women in South African (aged 75 to 80) are participating in biweekly boxing sessions.  The classes are designed to both keep them fit and help with self-defense. Download or view the resource here

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Dec
21
How older people's human rights are denied - animation

How older people's human rights are denied - animation

HelpAge International, in collaboration with UNDP, has developed an animation to illustrate how older people around the world are often denied their human rights and how the current international human rights situation is failing older people. Protecting and promoting older…

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Dec
21
Shock As Nonagenarian Is Brutally Killed Over Witchcraft Allegations

Shock As Nonagenarian Is Brutally Killed Over Witchcraft Allegations

An older man (96) in Gutu District, Zimbabwe was murdered because he was accused of practicing witchcraft. Download or view the resource here

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Dec
18
World Social Protection Report 2017 - 2019

World Social Protection Report 2017 - 2019

Despite significant progress in the extension of social protection in many parts of the world, the human right to social protection is not yet a reality for a majority of the world’s population. According to new data presented in the…

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Dec
18
HIV-positive elderly grappling in death’s shadows

HIV-positive elderly grappling in death’s shadows

There are 150 000 Ugandans aged 50 and above, living with HIV, thus suffering a double burden of both HIV and old age. According to a study done by Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA) and HelpAge International, the prevalence…

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Dec
13
How older people's human rights are denied - animation

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

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights did fail to recognise ageism and prohibit the age discrimination we are subjected to in older age. As a result, older people's human rights are invisible in international human rights law, in national law,…

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Dec
13
How older people's human rights are denied - animation

Making our voices heard: what did Age Demands Action campaigners achieve in 2017?

From advocating for better mental health services, to putting an end to elder abuse - Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigners made their voices heard in 2017. This article campaigners describe their proudest moments ADA moments and what ADA means to…

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Dec
13
How older people's human rights are denied - animation

Burundi refugees with disabilities call on camp officials to better meet their needs

To commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017, more than 1,000 older refugees with disabilities gathered in refugee camps in Tanzania and were given the rare opportunity to engage with senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs who…

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Nov
28
How older people's human rights are denied - animation

16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Older Women

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days campaign unites people across the world to take action to end violence against women. HelpAge International is adding…

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