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Two older people from HelpAge global network members joined HelpAge at the United Nations in New York as governments gathered to review implementation of the 2002 Madrid International Plan Of Action on Ageing. This blog describes their experiences. Download or view the resource here
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Everyone has the right to this autonomy and independence. But for many older people, the autonomy and independence they enjoyed earlier in their lives is denied in older age. At the end of 2017, HelpAge International coordinated consultations with 450 older people across 24 countries […]
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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 people’s rights in national laws […]
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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, in policies and in our […]
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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 oversee the camps’ activities.   […]
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The topic of the day in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was ways and means of addressing human rights challenges through the rule of law, whether domestically or globally. South Africa’s delegate said on behalf of the Group of Friends of Older Persons […]
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Age Demands Action campaign is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary. Since starting on 1 October 2007, older men and women around the world have united across the world every year to fight for their rights. This infographic illustrates what our campaigners have achieved in only […]
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In this opinion piece DA National Spokesperson and Deputy Federal Chairperson of South Africa discusses the vulnerabilities of older men and women and the importance of treating them with respect and dignity. Download or view the resource here
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This article examines the challenges older men and women face in South Africa as well as describing what organisations and communities are doing to support them. Download or view the resource here
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Older persons in Uganda participated in a healthy walk and a fitness workout as an activity ahead of the celebrations to mark the International Day of Older Persons. Addressing participants before they set off for the walk, the minister of State for Gender and Culture, […]
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