7th April 2015
Several ILC representatives participated in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), March 9-20, 2015, New York.
The session conducted a global review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and consider opportunities for strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.
The ILC Global Alliance was a signatory to the written statement entitled “Older women and Beijing: 20 years on,” submitted to the CSW59. It was also a co-sponsor of a side event, “Witchcraft Accusations, Violence, and Torture, Women and Children,” (March 11th). Silvia Perel-Levin (the ILC GA’s representative in Geneva), Masako Osako (Executive Director, Secretariat) and Mari Hatashima (a volunteer) participated in the session. For details on the session see http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015.
Contributed by M. Hatashima and M. Osako
Living a Fulfilling Life at 90: Interview with Keiko Higuchi, Japan’s Leading Social Commentator
Ms. Masako Osako, Executive Director of ILC Global Alliance Secretariat, recently sat down with Ms. Keiko Higuchi, President (rijicho) of a Japan-based NPO, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society (WABAS) and a leading social commentator and popular author in Japan. At 90 years old, Higuchi has recently published a new book titled, “Hold on! I am still alive and thriving at age 90,” which is a sequel to her enormously popular book published in 2019, “Ready, set, go! You are now becoming an “old-old person.”
15 March 2023
ILC-India organises Online Essay Competition to celebrate World Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate World Women’s Day on 8th March, ILC-I organized an online Essay competition exclusively for older adults where they expressed their thoughts on the topic titled “An inspiring lady who has influenced my life!”
A real picture of a society where almost 30% of people are aged 65+: The current state of older adults in Japan
This report shows the real life of older adults in Japan. Their labour participation rate, financial assets, relationships with neighbours are described first, and then systems such as pension, medical and long-term care are being explained with numbers and figures.