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A global disgrace

Not a new phenomenon, elder abuse first gained international attention in 1975 when it began appearing in British professional journals

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A global disgrace

Not a new phenomenon, elder abuse first gained international attention in 1975 when it began appearing in British professional journals

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

With a focus on human rights, gender equality and population aging, the United Nations General Assembly established June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD). Its hope is “to encourage communities to recognize the problem of elderly abuse and for countries to create policies that foster respect for elders and provide them the tools to continue to be productive citizens.”

Please visit WHO Elder Abuse Fact Sheet for more information.

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