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.”
7/2/2015 National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta - Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
Huerta is an active defender of civil rights, farm workers' rights, women's rights, and immigrant rights, and has been for over five decades. . . .
7/1/2015 Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights - A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .