50 years since the Dagenham protest: How do we value different kinds of work fairly? 

50 years ago this week, two women walked out of the Ford factory in Dagenham in protest at being paid less than men for equal work. Five decades later and the question remains – how do we value and recognise different kinds of work fairly?   

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New report will explore dementia in Pakistan

An older man in Pakistan

‘Understanding, Beliefs and Treatment of Dementia in Pakistan: Interim Findings’ will be launched at two events in Pakistan, in Lahore on 20 April and Karachi on 23 April. A copy can be accessed here.

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Landmark pension decision set to transform life for older Ugandans

Barton, 76, a bricklayer in Uganda

The Government of Uganda has taken the landmark decision to make social pensions available to older people across the whole country.

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Age International pledges to improve safeguarding standards

Age International is committed to safeguarding; we are taking a range of actions to reinforce our commitment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes into contact with the charity, whether beneficiaries, staff or volunteers. 

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Ethiopia drought: if older people remain excluded they will continue to suffer

Anteneh is a Communications Officer for HelpAge – our partner in Ethiopia. His recent work visiting older people in areas badly affected by drought has opened his eyes to the unique challenges older people face during times of crisis.

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