CEDAW new general recommendation on older women

On 28 October 2010, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted its General Recommendation No. 27 on “older women and protection of their human rights”. Issues related to access to education, social pensions and adequate housing, as well as consent in relation to health or the right to inherit are addressed in this recommendation and compel States parties to address multiple discrimination against older women.

CEDAW general recommendation No. 27 is available at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/comments.htm