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.”
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .