Oct. 1 presents the perfect opportunity to explore core issues women face as they age. It marks the 25 th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons, which the United Nations established to draw attention to the issues facing older people throughout the world and to celebrate their contributions to society.
Within 10 years, there will be a billion people 60 and older on the planet, up from about 600 million today. By 2030, there will be more people over 60 than under 10. Welcome to the brave, old world.
The global population of over-60-year-olds will reach one billion within the decade, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In a new report, the organization warns that discrimination, abuse and violence against older adults -- and especially older women -- are still common, even in wealthy industrialized nations.
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