OFN Friday Digest
The OFN brings you a roundup of the week’s news relevant to Older Women.

Event: Defeating the Silencing of Women Speaking Out About Sexual Assault

CWJ is hosting a panel discussion exploring the battles women have fought to overcome attempts to silence them, followed by a screening of the film ‘She Said’.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • 6:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Oxford House (map)

Get the details and book tickets here.

Legends of later life are demanding a Commissioner for Older People & Ageing

Legends Tony Blackburn, Dame Arlene Phillips, Don Warrington, Sir Geoff Hurst and Rustie Lee are also speaking up in Independent Age’s excellent new video to support the call for the government to introduce a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing:

Find out more about the campaign here.

A Human Rights Approach Means Considering Everyone’s Rights.

The OFN has co-signed a letter authored by sex-matters.org in response to a letter to GANHRI (the Global Alliance of Human Rights Institutions) accusing the EHRC of ‘actively harming’ trans people, and ignoring international recommendations, in particular because of Kishwer Falkner’s letter to the UK Minister for Equalities which says that the government should consider clarifying the meaning of sex in the Equality Act.

Read the letter here.



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