15 June is observed as a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day globally every year. The day aims to raise a voice for the elderly who are abused and victimized. The main objective of this day is to provide an opportunity for communities around the globe to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by creating awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

History

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was officially recognized by the UN General Assembly in December 2011 bypassing the resolution 66/127 of the United Nations following a request from the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

15 June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day