The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commit all countries to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Key to achieving this is the pledge to ‘Leave No One Behind’, which includes people of all ages. The SDGs will only be successful if older people’s rights and needs are taken fully into account.
Sir Richard Jolly is an Emeritus Fellow and Honorary Professor at the IDS at the University of Sussex. Here he discusses the issues surrounding inequality and ageing.
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.
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Across the globe older women, especially in the poorest countries, are facing systemic failures and being let down by their governments and society daily. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Sign our petition now and call on the UK Government to take older women into account.
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