Advancing gender equality through social protection in an ageing world

Increasingly frequent shocks and crises have disrupted progress towards the eradication of poverty and the achievement of gender equality. There is a pressing need to transition towards rights-based and universal social protection systems that are gender-, age- and disability-responsive, including via non-contributory social pensions. Through a more in-depth understanding of the levers of and barriers to gender equality and the adoption of an intersectional and life course lens, we have the opportunity to achieve gender-transformative change. This report summarises the findings from a qualitative research study conducted by HelpAge and some network members in Bangladesh, Malawi and Tanzania in 2023.