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On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, people around the world are campaigning for equality and the end to discrimination and violence against older women. Download or view the resource here
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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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An older woman, who grew tired of listening to the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements at a community meeting in a township in South Africa, grabbed a roving microphone and interrupted the speech to complain about the manner in which older people are treated. Download […]
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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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For 10 years, Age Demands Action (ADA) has given a platform to older campaigners to raise their voices against age discrimination and fight for their rights. In this blog, long-time campaigners Rhoda Ngima Kariuki and Esther Wamera share how ADA has helped to protect older […]
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In a press released issued by the UNHCHR, the UN Independent Expert on older people’s rights is urging decidion-makers to provide decent futures for older people, emphasising that they themselves will face issues related to old age in the future. Download or view the resource […]
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Social media and internet researcher Arthur Goldstuck has shared the latest figures for the biggest social media platforms in South Africa for 2017. Facebook remains the most popular platform in South Africa, with 16 million Facebook users (30% of the total population in South Africa). […]
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In July 2017 HelpAge International supported two older women to attend the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) in New York. They spoke about the discrimination older people face in their countries, and asked governments to think about which rights should be included in a […]
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Nigeria’s 1999 constitution stipulates that the president has to be at least 40, while senators and state governors have to be aged 35 or above. About 500 Nigerians marched to the country’s parliament calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the […]
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