Senior Women

"Senior women" typically refers to women who have reached an advanced stage in their lives and may be facing unique challenges related to aging. In the context of gender equality, addressing the needs and concerns of senior women is crucial to ensuring equitable treatment and opportunities across the lifespan. Achieving gender equality for senior women involves addressing issues like pension disparities, healthcare access, and social inclusion, recognizing their vital contributions to society and the importance of their well-being. The overall goal is to create cities where senior women can age with dignity, security, and full participation in community life, advancing the broader goal of gender equality by embracing the diversity of experiences and needs within this demographic.

Best Practice Examples: 

Dutch Social Housing Program


Breaking the Taboo

The Austrian Red Cross led the EU-funded project “Breaking the Taboo” to help recognize and act against violence against senior women within the family.

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