Yemen crisis: Age International launches appeal for older people

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Age International launches appeal, as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to help older people caught in the Yemen Crisis. 1.65 million older people are at risk.

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Put a stop to ageism on International Day of Older People

Ageism exists all over the world. This International Day of Older People, Age International is calling on people and institutions everywhere to recognise and reject ageism.

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In pictures: Ageing around the world

Andy W Langton has won the amateur category of the Age International photo competition, with this incredible shot of two divers in South Korea. The women, both in their 70s, can hold their breath for minutes at a time and dive to depths of 20 meters without any breathing equipment.

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Older women are the invisible linchpins of the household economy

The global crescendo of voices calling out for women’s economic empowerment is getting harder for policymakers to ignore. But amid those diverse voices there is one group which still goes largely unheard: older women.

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Age discrimination is rife around the world – but older people are using data to fight back, says new report

Older people are being robbed at pension payment points; have unexplained deductions from their pensions; and are being denied access to healthcare. However, through the Older Citizen Monitoring groups that Age International helps to support, older people are also successfully leading the fight against discrimination.

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