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Lifelong Learning for Older Women

Lifelong Learning for Older Women

Is access to lifelong learning crucial to older women in sub-Saharan Africa?  This area of human rights will be explored at the 10th Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing,  April 15-18 in New York.  GRAN is very fortunate that Peggy Edwards, our co-founder, will attend, assisting with an event organized by the International Longevity Centre in Ottawa.  

One of the themes this year is the importance of Lifelong Learning for women to live meaningful, self-fulfilling lives as full members of society. And older women in sub-Saharan Africa are asking for education in basic literacy, skills training such as agricultural practices, health and the new technologies.  Read why education is so critical to grandmothers in HelpAge’s submission to the Conference, ‘Living Not Just Surviving’

You can also follow this UN conference on the web

 

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