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World Elder Abuse day 2018

Published on 08 June 2018 02:04 PM

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018 is held on June 15th and is an annual international UN observance day on the same date each year. The day came about as a result of UN resolution 66/127.

With a growing global population of elderly people, and as longevity increases, abuse of the elderly is an increasing and serious problem that affects health and human rights and can cause death, so it is vital to raise awareness of it and thus prevent it whenever and wherever possible.