- •What are the economic, social and cultural disadvantages faced by older women living with mental health conditions and where are the opportunities to better protect their human rights?
- •The paper finds that good health, economic security, adequate housing and personal safety are essential requirements of ageing well, but older women in both developed and developing countries face difficulties in accessing these on a basis of equality with men. Mental health conditions deepen the disadvantage at the intersections of age and gender and create greater barriers to social and economic participation among older women.
- •More needs to be done in policy, services, and international human rights frameworks to support older women with and without mental health conditions to realise their human rights.
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