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WHATAn international day recognizing the problem of elder abuse.
WHYTo spread awareness and prevent harm to older adults in the form of physical, emotional, psychological, sexual abuse, abandonment, neglect, violence or ageism.
WHEREThe United Nations. International.

Program Description

“The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated
June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.”

“Among the guests are distinguished specialists from around the world, expert representatives from the universities, Human Rights Institutes, and European and global Civil Society organizations and older persons, themselves.”

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is promoted by several organizations worldwide.

The National Center on Elder Abuse and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life have excellent educational and promotional tools such as a tool kit, social media guide, graphics, banners, gifs, flyers, brochures, training guides and more.

Information is also provided on how to take action and help prevent elder abuse through engagement, speaking out and involving youth.

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day convention meets with the aim of:

-Preventing elder abuse in the context of Convention of Human Rights of Older Persons.
-Discussing and sharing possible International solutions to prevent elder abuse, violence, negligence, Ageism, and the discrimination of older adults.

Posters, videos, brochures and presentations can be found on additional websites which support World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. These organizations encourage the public to use elder abuse prevention tools to increase awareness in their own communities.

A few of the many organizations which support World Elder Abuse Awareness Day include:

The Department of Justice
The Canadian Credit Union Association
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
The action on Elder Abuse in the UK
The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Senior Rights Australia
Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership
The National Long Term Care Ombusdman
Social Security Administration
The Security and Exchange Commission


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