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As we get older, we face increasing barriers to our participation in society and lose some or all of our personal autonomy. These threats to our dignity can make us more susceptible to neglect and [...]
Older people say that they are being subjected to abuse and discrimination because of their age, according to a report by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP). Today, (15 June) Age [...]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins HelpAge International’s action/2015 campaign to make older people count
Today, (Friday 22 May) Archbishop Desmond Tutu is backing young and old to demand that everyone counts when governments agree global goals to reduce poverty at the UN later this year. “As we get older [...]
World Health Day 2015: Age Demands Action on access to age-friendly health services for older people
“I want healthcare for me,” say older people Today (7 April) on World Health Day, Age Demands Action campaigners are calling for access to age-friendly health services for older people to bring a halt to [...]
Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Sendai, Japan 14 – 18 March 2015, launch of the first Disaster Risk and Age Index
This week, HelpAge International is launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index, ranking 190 countries across the world on the disaster risk faced by older people, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster [...]
15 January launch of Action/2015 – a global citizens movement demanding ambitious agreements on poverty, inequality and climate change in 2015. HelpAge International is joining Action/2015, a global citizen’s movement, to call on leaders [...]
Older people have been key to helping 150,000 people recover from Typhoon Haiyan, says a new report released today by HelpAge International and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly. New skills have been acquired, [...]
13 October 2014, The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and HelpAge International today issued a joint call for greater involvement of older persons in disaster management efforts worldwide in order to bring [...]
Norway tops the list, Latin America leads pension revolution, life expectancy continues to rise, a third of countries trail significantly behind top performers Today (1 October 2014), the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, [...]
Violence against older people is a global phenomenon says HelpAge International as activists call for a UN Convention on the Rights of Older People Violence against older people is a global issue, says HelpAge International [...]
Age International and HelpAge International Philippines Response – Typhoon Haiyan HelpAge International is already on the ground with its local partner, the Coalition of Services of the Elderly COSE, to support older people affected by [...]