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.

Read more ›

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.

Read more ›

Don’t forget older people, Age International tells Syria conference

Old Syrian refugee in Lebanon.

This week governments from around the world are convening in London to discuss the continuing humanitarian crisis in Syria – a description that hardly does justice to the extremity and gravity of the situation.

Read more ›

Violence against women goes uncounted past age 49

Mageni shows the injuries on her face from being attacked.

Women of all ages experience violence and abuse. In order to protect women around the world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have set a target to ‘eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls’. However, until now, data has only been collected on women up to the age of 49.

Read more ›

Healthy ageing is more than the absence of disease

Veronica, 75, sorts through beans.

An astonishing transformation is taking place that has until now been absent from mainstream development thinking: global ageing.

Read more ›