Why should we care about older women’s work?

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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Better data means better lives

Governments have committed to disaggregating data – making sure that the information that is gathered makes visible different groups in society so we can better monitor the effectiveness of our actions.

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Violence against women goes uncounted past age 49

Mageni shows the injuries on her face from being attacked.

Women of all ages experience violence and abuse. In order to protect women around the world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have set a target to ‘eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls’. However, until now, data has only been collected on women up to the age of 49.

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Sustainable Development Summit: Age International commends SDG commitment to older people

Veronica, from Mozambique, proudly shows off her cows.

As heads of State and their Governments meet in New York to agree the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we celebrate the fact that older people are included in 15 of the 17 Global Goals – the agenda set to dominate the next 15 years of international and national development.

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