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June 15th

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


To take care for those who once cared of us, is one of the highest honors!

Do they deserve to be slapped in the face for giving you a life?

It's one think to be robbed by strangers, another to be robbed by your daughter. 

Her son was her pride and joy.. 

now he is taking both.

The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025.

Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home.

Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.

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.

The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 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.

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