World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Abuse of elderly people is one of the most shameful, and disturbing human rights violation issues of our times, that is prevalent across the world, particularly in developing nations, and yet is grossly overlooked. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as "a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person."Senior citizens or older adults constitute a relatively vulnerable section of the society, thereby making them easy targets for bullying and aggression.

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