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Empowering older women

Our position

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.

Discussing older women's rights

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre-UK, discusses older women's rights.

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Hot-take on...empowering older women

Women's unpaid work

The intersection of gender inequality and ageism means that older women like Theresa are even less likely to receive recognition for the immense amount of support they provide to their households and communities.

Publications, reports and statistics

I was accused of being a witch

60-year-old Lucy was accused of witchcraft after a dispute over a piece of land. Soon after the accusation, Lucy was brutally attacked by men with machetes

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