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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Ageing populations are growing around our youth-obsessed Commonwealth | Social Care Network | The Guardian

New research shows the size of the older population in most Commonwealth countries will double in the next 25 years

Source: Ageing populations are growing around our youth-obsessed Commonwealth | Social Care Network | The Guardian

#Timesup on undervaluing the work of older women

(c) Joanne Hill/HelpAge International 2012

As famous women speak out against discrimination, we must make sure that we are listening, not only to those with a platform and a voice, but also to those who are vulnerable and marginalised. Which is why I am excited to announce a new piece of research into older women and unpaid care, which Age International is carrying out with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 

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