The WWAS conference provides a forum for the development, dissemination, and implementation of tools to aid individuals, communities, policy makers, healthcare practitioners, social workers, researchers address and discuss some of the most pressing issues related to the effects of an ageing society, in particular for working* women.  (*Work refers to paid or unpaid work, volunteering and or contributing to the local or the global community.)

Related issues: Active ageing, Care responsibilities, Career development, Development of innovative ageing communities, Healthy ageing, Senior contributions to local revitalization, Senior entrepreneurship, Womenomics, Work, gender and ageing


WWAS Committee Chair, Mr. Tisato Kajiyama, President, Fukuoka Women’s University

Greeting from the WWAS 2016 Conference Committee

On behalf of the WWAS 2016 Conference Committee, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all who contributed to the 1st WWAS International Conference and its relevant events. All the participants from across the world, financial sponsors, special sponsors, special supporters, supporters, steering committee members, staff, and volunteers made this conference successful. I believe Fukuoka as a host region has made an important contribution by developing this conference where expertise and knowledge, both global and local, on “women, ageing and work” gathered for the first time. The conference has also produced a very meaningful outcome in a form of “Fukuoka Declaration” to propose positive changes for all in an ageing society. I wish this will lead to a bright and vibrant future for all.

Prof. Annemarie Ruston, University of Derby

Prof. Annemarie Ruston, University of Derby

Announcing the 2nd WWAS International Conference

Date: 15th –17th June, 2017

Venue: Enterprise Centre, University of Derby, Derby, UK.

Theme: Multicultural Influences on Work, Health and Ageing.

The 2nd WWAS International Conference will explore the participation of women in the workforce and discuss cultural influences on retirement, health and working into later age.

Contact: Prof. Annemarie Ruston,


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