Friday, March 8, 2019

Absence of social protection leaves older women weak, defenceless

Pakistan does not have a national policy for protection of the rights of older people, especially older women, whose vulnerability increases manifold due to the absence of income security. As member states gather at the UN for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) next week, the national and international development agenda must include social protection for older women as a priority theme so that older women can say: “I have the income I need,” and “I enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.” Read More