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Gender inequality

There are a range of gender-related inequalities that women accumulate throughout their lives: lower levels of education, limited access to adequate healthcare and nutrition, limited access to information and services, and lower participation in social, economic and political activities.

This gender-based discrimination accumulates over a person’s life, often leading to acute marginalisation in older age. Despite this, while women and girls have become more visible in policy in recent years, older women remain excluded and invisible.