The World Health Organization (WHO) outlines that the number of older persons will rise from 900 million to 2 billion between 2015 to 2050. As the world of work changes and the population of older persons rises, many older women face challenges in achieving equitable access to employment, which is critical for healthy ageing. As ageism can intersect with other types of discrimination including sexism, it is important to ensure older women do not feel ‘invisible’ or ‘excluded’ in the workplace. Dr. Armstrong’s work on “Balance for Better: Include older women in the equation” highlights the importance of promoting and celebrating gender equality.
As the world reflects on the impact that COVID-19 has had on older people in the context of the Decade of Healthy Ageing, sharing your findings about addressing the changes and challenges for older women in the workplace can better support a more gender-balanced world. During a global pandemic where the needs of older persons have heightened attention, it is vital to support this population and support well-being as best as possible.
This town hall takes place at 07:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday 19 February 2021 (additional time zones below):
Geneva, Switzerland: 13:00
Lagos, Nigeria: 13:00
New Delhi, India: 17:30
Perth, Australia: 20:00
This town hall will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook. Should you be unable to participate, a recording will be available on the IFA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/intfedageing/ and resources will be available at: https://ifa.ngo/ifa-virtual-town-hall-resources/