Why do older people stay when villages evacuate?

Great grandmother Sari who is 102

In Indonesia, Cecilia Rose meets a 102-year-old great-grandmother who, during the 2018 tsunami, chose to stay home while everyone else evacuated.

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Why should we care about older women’s work?

Older woman washes clothes

Kate Horstead, Policy Advisor at Age International, a global ageing charity, shares her thoughts on the importance of raising awareness of the critical but invisible unpaid and paid work that older women do in poorer countries.

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A Disability Summit for People of All Ages

Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first-ever Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the International Disability Alliance. The Summit calls attention to the long-neglected rights of people with disability, and hopes to mobilize new global and national commitments on disability while showcasing good practice, innovation and evidence from across the world.

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I went to the EU development days and older women were invisible

Drawing of grandmothers

After two days at the European Development Days in Brussels, I was left disheartened by the lack of thought spared for older women. As a sector, we are not including older women as a priority.

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50 years since the Dagenham protest: How do we value different kinds of work fairly? 

Dagenham Protest

50 years ago this week, two women walked out of the Ford factory in Dagenham in protest at being paid less than men for equal work. Five decades later and the question remains – how do we value and recognise different kinds of work fairly?   

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