Why my granddad is my best friend

Enjoying a drink

14 year-old Sandar says that her grandfather, U Myaing Tin, is her best friend. He has taken care of her and her sister ever since they were born. This Father’s Day, we speak to them about their special relationship…

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Better data means better lives

Governments have committed to disaggregating data – making sure that the information that is gathered makes visible different groups in society so we can better monitor the effectiveness of our actions.

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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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The role of UK aid in an ageing world

© Ellie Coleman/ HelpAge Internationa

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on international aid – a commitment which has been challenged by certain sectors of the UK media. Age International believes that 0.7% is necessary in the context of the enormous changes that are taking place globally – especially global population ageing.

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