Age

Age is a fundamental and universal aspect of our identity.Unfortunately, age discrimination is still present amongst all age groups in Britain, ranging from stereotypes of elderly people as sick and senile to youngsters as troublesome and irresponsible. Our articles and content are aimed at breaking down these stereotypes.

We firmly believe that to eradicate age discrimination in the UK, whether in the workplace or the media, we should be celebrating the contribution of different age groups to our culture and society.On this page, you can find material covering a diverse selection of topics, from the attitudes of young people in politics to sexuality for elders.Enjoy!

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An archive of posts relating to age

EKTA Project

EKTA Project

As well as providing services and campaigning for better access to care, Ekta Project also tackles taboo subjects that affect the lives of people in the community. Continue Reading

Is UK immigration policy smothering our future prosperity?

Is UK immigration policy smothering our future prosperity?

The UK actively encourages potential students from across the globe, often backed by the hope of employment here upon graduation. The reality, however, for those wishing to secure a longer-term future in the country is often somewhat more bleak. Continue Reading

London Youth Speaks 2013

London Youth Speaks 2013

Young people get a bit of bad press, often due to the actions of a tiny minority. This is no truer than in London where the August Riots, Knife crime and gangs all add up to create an image of a ‘feral youth’. If those events showed the worst side of Young people then London Youth Speaks 2013 showed the best. Continue Reading

What older generations can still teach us today

What older generations can still teach us today

Britain has an aging population. There are 10 million people over the age of 65 and, as people are expected to work longer, the older generation are offering a vital contribution to our communities. The worlds of business, politics and culture all owe a great deal to older heads to pass on their experience and,… Continue Reading

Let’s Talk About Sex Education

Let’s Talk About Sex Education

As Michael Gove redrafts what 12-16 year olds will be taught and how they will be graded in future, there is also a debate about how sexuality should be taught in schools. With high teenage pregnancy rates, there are those who think schoolchildren should be shielded from information about sexuality and those who think that… Continue Reading

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy has been growing steadily for over half a century; men can now expect to live up to a ripe age of 78, but not one to be beaten, women are hanging on that little bit longer at 82. The UK has now reached a point where there are more people over State Pension… Continue Reading

STI-GMA: Exposing the myths about sexually transmitted infections

STI-GMA: Exposing the myths about sexually transmitted infections

There are many groups and even parts of the UK that are disproportionately affected by STI’s. STI’s can affect everyone, every gender, sexuality, race and age Continue Reading

The Advantage of an Ageing Population

The Advantage of an Ageing Population

Life expectancy has been growing steadily for over half a century; men can now expect to live up to a ripe age of 78, but not one to be beaten, women are hanging on that little bit longer at 82. So what are the advantages to an ageing population? Continue Reading

Are we living in the age of discrimination?

Are we living in the age of discrimination?

Sarah Kaiser asks: Are we living in an age of discrimination? What are the effects of this for older people? Continue Reading

16: Old enough to die for Britain but not to vote for it?

16: Old enough to die for Britain but not to vote for it?

Once we pass 16 we are able to leave education to get a job and pay taxes, considered old enough to make informed decisions about marriage and procreation, and join the armed forces to fight for our country. But yet, not old enough to vote for our country. Continue Reading