The Case That Prompted this Blog
June 9, 2012
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
15/06/2012 - 15/06/2012
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Worldwide - June 15th 2012
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th. It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006.
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.
Elder Abuse is a global social issue which affects the Health and Human Rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.
Individuals, communities, municipalities and organisations come together and hold events to raise awareness of elder abuse on June 15th. As in previous years, many activities will be held in 2012, hoping to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older adults wherever they live throughout the world and to highlight the need for appropriate action.
More information on Elder Abuse available at:
• The European Reference framework Online for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect
• The World Health Organisation
• WeDO: Wellbeing and Dignity for Older people (AGE Platform Europe)
• Action on Elder Abuse (UK)
• Adresa: Worldwide
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