The number of women over 60 in the world will double to 645 million by the year 2025, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau. The study, “Gender and Aging: Demographic Dimensions,” reported that almost 75 percent of those women will be living in developed nations.
“Older women are more likely to be widowed, to live alone and to live in poverty,” says the report. “Older women tend to have lower educational attainment, less formal labor force experience and more family care-giving responsibilities than do older men.”
Census demographer Victoria A. Velkoff said publicizing the problems older women will face is “Part of the reason for writing these briefs.”
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .