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General Recommendation No. 27 on older women and protection of their human rights, CEDAW/C/GC/27, 16 December 2010

Specific areas of concern

13. The discrimination experienced by older women is often multidimensional, with the age factor compounding other forms of discrimination based on gender, ethnic origin, disability, poverty levels, sexual orientation and gender identity, migrant status, marital and family status, literacy and other grounds. Older women who are members of minority, ethnic or indigenous groups, internally displaced or stateless often experience a disproportionate degree of discrimination.

Link to full text of the report: General Recommendation-CEDAW-27-older women-2010-eng