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Older women count

Despite evidence on how discrimination affects women in older age and the challenges they face, older women are almost entirely absent from the picture.

This blind spot includes the debate at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. 

We’re calling for gender equality for women across their entire lives because older women count.

International Women's Day

Older women often experience a life time of inequality.

We’re calling for gender equality for all women across their entire lives because older women count. Watch women tell their stories of discrimination and abuse.

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?

We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.

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