World Elder Abuse Day – 15 June 2020
Thursday, 11 June 2020
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 is held on the 15 June 2020, 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.
We Are Hourglass:
The only UK charity calling time on the abuse of older people. The Hourglass mission is simple: end the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people in the UK.
At Hourglass and through their helpline, they work for safer ageing and a fairer society. It’s time to wake up and speak out on the abuse of older people.