World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
15 June 2010
The day is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognises the significance of abuse and neglect of older adults as a public health and human rights issue.
Throughout the world, senior abuse and neglect is largely under-recognised or treated as an unspoken problem.
Research indicates that public education campaigns like World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are vital for informing people in a growing number of countries about elder abuse and active involvement of the media is central to its success.
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