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About Organization
  • Established in: 2014

  • Registration Law: International NGO

  • Themes & Interventions: Health, Economic Empowerment

  • What We Do: Awareness Raising, Advocacy, Research, Capacity Building

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Islamabad

  • Plot 324, Ground Floor, Shah Tower, E-11/2, Islamabad

  • Phone: 0518356476

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 No Poverty, Goal 3 Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Introduction

We advocate for better inclusion of older people in social protection policies and programmes in Pakistan, and encourage the country's financial sector to better support older women and men's livelihoods.

We give older people access to small amounts of money at low interest rates to help them develop small businesses, as well as provide older women and men with training and guidance on how to base their enterprise out of their home. This helps to increase their income and ensure they and their families have food on their plates.

Campaigning on older people's rights

In collaboration with civil society, media, academia and older people's organisations, we campaign on the protection and promotion of older people's rights in Pakistan. This has led to three of the country's four provinces to enact new laws on older people, and we expect the final province of Punjab to join the others soon.

To build local advocacy, we work with over 200 older people's associations across Pakistan to help them campaign on issues that matter to them and to develop links with policy makers.

HelpAge International is one of the founding members of the Ageing and Disability Task Force, a network of 11 like-minded national and international organisations advocating for inclusion of older people and persons with disabilities in humanitarian responses and disaster risk reduction activities.

Respond to humanitarian emergencies and boosting community resilience

We respond to emergencies with age-friendly support. We provide food and toiletries, ensure older people have adequate shelter, and provide cash to older people to use on their most urgent needs.

We also help communities prepare for disasters by getting effective plans in place. Drills and simulations put these plans into practice, ensuring older people know how to respond when there is an emergency.

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