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Older women: Inequality at the intersection of age and gender

This advocacy brief explores some areas where ageism intersects with gender-based discrimination. The situation, challenges, opportunities, and diversity of older women in our societies are often overlooked in discussions concerning women and gender and, to some degree, in those devoted to older persons. This brief, produced by UN DESA, UN Women, and the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons with support from AARP, seeks to spark a conversation among relevant stakeholders on how to better integrate old age and gender perspectives in policymaking.

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