World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)


Date: June 15

Organized By: UN

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


WEAAD


Background

Every year June 15 is observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This day is observed to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. The first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was observed in the year 2012.


Themes

2017: Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue

2016: We can stop elder abuse

2015: Falling Between the Cracks: Abuse and Violence against Older Women Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 10 years on


Actions and Programs

Programs and activities are conducted around the world to mark this day. The programs include meetings and conferences at the UN headquarters. Other programs includes going purple on WEAAD day, providing free WEAAD bookmarks in libraries, etc.


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