Ageing and Women: Has sisterhood forgotten older women?

07/03/2013

 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the International Longevity Centre – UK are producing a Compendium of Essays, entitled: Ageing and Women: Has the sisterhood forgotten older women? 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN NDA EVENT

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, the International Longevity Centre – UK are producing a Compendium of Essays, entitled: Ageing and Women: Has the sisterhood forgotten older women? 

While it is widely acknowledged the world is ageing, the intersection of age with gender has been historically ignored. Invariably women and men, as they age, share many of the same fundamental needs, yet in many parts of the world, older women are not only subject to specific challenges, but also make significant contributions to their family, communities and wider society that are often overlooked.

ILC are asking for a selection of politicians, academics, journalists and representatives from the private and voluntary sector for their contributions, and your expertise would be most valued in this piece. All contributions will be fully acknowledged in the compendium which will be disseminated to a wide variety of key stakeholders. Please find attached a brief with further details. If you are able to make a contribution or have any questions please email Jessica Watson at info@ilcuk.org.uk.

The Compendium will be launched at a special afternoon tea in the House of Lords, to which all contributors are invited to attend, on 7th March, alongside guest speakers.

Thursday 7th March 2013
15:30-17:00
The Attlee Room
House of Lords
Westminster
(Entrance through Black Rods Gate Entrance)


With female only speakers, we hope this event will be an opportunity to lend your support and discuss how we can progress the needs and rights of older women at both the UK and International level.

This event is supported by Pfizer and if you would like to attend please contact Lyndsey Mitchell at events@ilcuk.org.uk or 0207 340 0440.

 

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