How to fight ageism towards older adults
Ageism is a phenomenon which describes people that think, feel and act differently towards others, based on age. By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. Older adults often suffer age-related discrimination, which can also be self-directed. Here are some concrete initiatives that social sector organisations can get inspired from.
Mobile for Health: how can smartphones improve the answer to medical and social needs?
In May 2020, 48% of the 17 million general practice appointments made in the UK were carried out over the telephone according to the NHS. This shift away from the real-life meetings is a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also reveals a trend that was already in practice prior to the crisis. In France, the number of teleconsultations has been multiplied by 40 between 2020 and 2021.
Climate change mitigation: how can we decarbonise social and humanitarian actions?
Because of its expertise in reducing disaster risk and vulnerability, Climate change adaptation is at the heart of the Red Cross Red Crescent mission. Nevertheless, mitigation is also a crucial item on the agenda of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement with what is called the ‘Green Response’.
Food & Medicine Delivery, the last mile of social aid during the pandemic
While the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has helped to safeguard this unprecedented period, social enterprises have also collaborated by being innovative in reaching the "unreached". What did we learn from the past one year and a half? How can we build upon existing models to provide social services to what is referred to as ‘the last mile’?