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Jun
26
Man killed over witchcraft accusations

Man killed over witchcraft accusations

A ninety-year old man was murdered in Karonga, Malawi by some community members who accused him of witchcraft. Download or view the resource here

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Jun
22
Elderly should get the care they deserve

Elderly should get the care they deserve

Despite the existing health exception policy for older men and women, most government health facilities in several regions still lack medicines to give older people. The government has been urged to introduce an universal pension scheme in the mainland to…

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Jun
22
Government urged to speed up launch of universal pension for Elders

Government urged to speed up launch of universal pension for Elders

The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance has asked the government of Tanzania to speed up the process of introducing an universal pension system as well as forming a law that will protect the rights of older men and…

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Jun
22
NGO condemns lynching of woman at Tindongo

NGO condemns lynching of woman at Tindongo

HelpAge Ghana has condemned the lynching a 67-year-old woman, who was stoned to death, on the suspicion of being a witch. Download or view the resource here

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Jun
22
From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

Older people are often not considered in disaster risk reduction efforts. They are not engaged with or consulted because of a perception that they have poor health and a diminished mental capacity that stops them from learning new things. They…

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Jun
22
From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

Let's better integrate development approaches into refugee responses

This blog includes an article and video clip highlighting how HelpAge International is supporting Burundian refugees in two camps in Tanzania. Support is given to older men and women, people with disabilities, single women who have children and people living…

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Jun
19
Durban residents unite against elder abuse

Durban residents unite against elder abuse

Durban residents are set to step into action by participating in The Association for the Aged’s (Tafta) annual awareness walk in solidarity against abuse of the elderly. According to the South African Human Rights Commission, three percent of the complaints…

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Jun
19
HelpAge International donates Ksh. 3,000 to drought affected families

HelpAge International donates Ksh. 3,000 to drought affected families

HelpAge International, an international NGO has initiated a program where they are donating 3,000 shillings to each household in Turkana county still suffering from the effects of drought. Download or view the resource here

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Jun
19
Man killed over witchcraft accusations

Older activists around Africa campaign to end elder abuse

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, older men and women in Africa join thousands of activists from across the world who, as part of HelpAge International’s Age Demands Action on Rights campaign, are raising awareness of the violence, abuse and…

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Jun
19
Married Village Couple Attack Mum For Witchcraft

Married Village Couple Attack Mum For Witchcraft

After a woman suffered a miscarriage, she accused her mother in law of witchcraft and severely assaulted her  in her husband’s presence.  The matter was heard in court on 9 June 2017. The magistrate granted the older woman a protection…

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Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.

~ Sharron Angle

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

~ Sharron Angle

In youth
we learn; in age we
understand.

~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

2016-12-06T09:08:09+00:00

~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach