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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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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Impact of dementia much greater for women

A carer and a doctor sit around an older woman with dementia in Myanmar.

The impact of dementia is much greater for women, according to a report from the Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance (of which Age International is a member).

Worldwide, more women than men live with dementia. Women also provide the bulk of the care for people living with dementia – and this does not stop as they age.

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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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