Stand up against abuse of older people!

Every year, around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse in the community – a violation of human rights with serious negative consequences on health and well-being. But despite abuse of older people being so common and harmful, the issue remains globally under-prioritised.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) takes places annually every 15 June, representing a unique opportunity to spur action to end the abuse of older people. This year, join two commemorations organised by the United Nations in collaboration with civil society to find out what progress has been made to tackle abuse of older people:

These events are co-sponsored by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and the World Health Organization (WHO), under the banner of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing.

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