Falling Between the Cracks: Abuse and Violence Against Older Women

Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 10 years on.

The NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a Side Event on 15 June 2015, at the Human Rights Council, 29th session, in Geneva.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), designated as 15 June, was initiated by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) in 2006, and recognised as a United Nations Day by the General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/66/127 adopted in 2011.

Read the NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva’s report here...

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