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Addressing Inequalities of Older LGBTQI People

The diverse nature of older people and in particular, sub-populations including older LGBTQ2 is often under-represented in policy dialogue and targeted programs.  At some levels of development and in the general population there is often an assumption that the experience of older people is the same regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, citizenship status as examples.  Furthermore, society often understates the fact that life experiences significantly impact and at times jeopardise the health and ability of older people to meet their basic needs.

Despite the recent shift towards greater recognition of the need for tailored services for older LGBTQI individuals, and greater sensitization of the issues, this growing population still experience stigma and discrimination, negatively impacting their health and well-being.

Interested in learning more about the experiences of older LGBTQI people?  Recordings from past webinars on topics addressing inequalities felt by older LGBTQI people are included below.

Open letter to World Health Organization (and to Member States). WHO must prioritize the needs of older people in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic

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