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You don't stop being a person as you grow older. Yet people who are ageing find themselves forgotten, ignored and invisible - by governments and organisations alike. It is time for change. It is time to take all ages into account.

Ageing & development

The world is ageing as well as growing.

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Building A Better World For Older People

Many older people’s basic needs are not being met and their human rights are overlooked. Age International’s 2024 manifesto, ‘Building A Better World For Older People’, presents five calls to action for the next UK Government to achieve change for older people.

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'Universal Health Coverage for All Ages: An Agenda for Action'

Our new report makes the case for age-inclusive health systems strengthening, drawing on our experience working with older people worldwide and making recommendations for UK international development.

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Older women: the hidden workforce

Globally, older women are contributing unrecognised yet critical support to their families, communities and economies through their paid and unpaid work. Our report, Older women: the hidden workforce gives voice to older women’s experience of work and sets out recommendations for how to address this inequality.

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Expert voices

These essays bring together experts in the fields of ageing, and international development, to focus on the often unexplored issue of global ageing and development.

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Protecting rights

All women and men should have their rights protected in older age, on an equal basis with others.

Empowering older women

As women age they suffer from the combined effects of ageism and sexism. Equality must represent women of all ages.

Better Data

Having good information about older people’s lives is essential to effective development policies and programmes.

Social Protection

Social protection is an investment in the future of a family and the future of a country.

Better Health, Care & Support

Every person has the right to lead the healthiest life possible. Healthy ageing is about maintaining people’s ability to be and do what they most value.

Climate change

Climate change and ecological breakdown have devastating impacts on the physical and mental health, wellbeing and livelihoods of people of all ages.

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