HelpAge is raising the voice of older women within the international movement for gender equality at the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which takes place from March 6-17 in New York City.
“Older women are not recognized… as human beings. They are treated like second-hand [class] citizens. Nobody is bothered about them. You go [to a healthcare facility] and definitely you will be given an aspirin, not anything concerning your treatment [or] your sickness.”
Older woman, 62, urban area, Uganda
Learn more about our work during the UN Commission on the Status of Women and check out our new resources on gendered ageism below.
On March 7, HelpAge was proud to host a parallel event during the CSW featuring expert-led conversations on the situation, perspectives, and rights of older women, which are often overlooked in discussions concerning women’s empowerment and gender equality.