Older women are the invisible linchpins of the household economy

The global crescendo of voices calling out for women’s economic empowerment is getting harder for policymakers to ignore. But amid those diverse voices there is one group which still goes largely unheard: older women.

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Why ‘gender’ must include men

A man and woman stand side by side in Tanzania (c) Jeff Williams

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that gender policy and programming is solely about women, and particularly about young women. It isn’t. Gender is about all of us, at all ages.

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10 reasons the SDGs must include people of all ages

Manuel has been diagnosed with Parkinsons.

2015 is the year that the course of development for the next 15 years will be decided. In September the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be finalised. It’s essential that world leaders get the message that people of all ages must be included. Here are ten reasons why.

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People of all ages need democracy

Older people march for their rights in Haiti.

This year’s theme for the International Day of Democracy is ‘Engaging Young People’. But why do older people need to sit up and take note, too?

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Should a girl be valued any less when she grows old?

An older Ethiopian woman and her daughter.

Women and girls are beginning to step out of the shadow of policy, but should a girl be valued any less when she grows old?

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