The 28th Conference resolves to urge NFAs to:
- promote increased awareness among their members and governments of the fact that the majority of older people are female and, therefore, the concerns of older women need attention;
- promote research on all relevant aspects regarding the situation of older women in order to confront the myth of “older and ageing women” being “fragile, helpless and dependent”;
- urge their governments to compile official statistics disaggregated according to age and gender;
- promote increased awareness among their members and governments of the importance of gender sensitive measures for elderly people covering issues of finance, housing, health, supportive services and mental stimulation;
- ensure that the mainstreaming approach explicitly includes the perspective of older women as a specific target group in government reports and other government publications, in order to be able to outline policy and legal measures aimed at improving their situation; and,
- promote involvement of older women in local, regional, and national social policy development and initiatives.
Plan of Action:
NFAs to urge their respective governments to implement the recommendations made by the UN Second World Assembly on Ageing, Madrid 2002.