WOMEN'S NETWORK, EUROPE
Via del Serraglio, 10 - 06073 Corciano - PG - Italy
Tel./Fax: (+39) 075 506 8006
(members WOUW International Working Group)
We regard our experience as editors of this OWN News as a typical example of best (and worst) practice. It shows that language and technical skills are factors that should not be ignored when discussing social exclusion. When collecting articles, we first of all turned to the many friends in Europe who continued to support OWN Europe, even when through lack of funds it had to lie dormant.
Many of the articles in this issue will make it clear that in most European countries, whatever the differences in prosperity, the well-being of older women has up to now had low priority on the political agenda. On the other hand, some governments, national and local, have already taken steps to increase awareness among older women of their position and to make them better equipped for the information society. Networks of non-governmental organisations play and will continue to play a crucial role in establishing links between older women and the evermore demanding society of the 21st century.
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