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Empowering older women

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Women and men’s different experiences of ageing should include living equally with income security, choice of work, access to appropriate healthcare and other support, participating fully in the community and public life, and enjoying respect from others.

Older women: the hidden workforce

Globally, older women are contributing unrecognised yet critical support to their families, communities and economies through their paid and unpaid work. Our new report, Older women: the hidden workforce gives voice to older women’s experience of work and sets out recommendations for how to address this inequality.

Learn more about the report

Read the report (PDF, 6 MB)

Who cares about older women's work?

We are calling on UK parliamentarians to lead a public debate on how older women’s work in poorer countries must be recognised, valued and supported.

Read our new briefing

Publications, reports and statistics

Discussing older women's rights

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE was Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre-UK. She wrote this piece for us on older women's rights.

Read her thinkpiece

I work and support my family and community

Almaz is 62, but that doesn’t mean she is enjoying a relaxing retirement. She juggles unpaid caring work with volunteering in the community and baking and selling injera bread. 

Read her story

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