World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June

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World-Elder-Abuse-Awareness-Day--15-JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed annually on 15 June.

An Overview of the News

  • The day aims to raise awareness about the abuse, discrimination and neglect experienced by older persons.

  • It serves as a platform to emphasise the importance of upholding the rights of older adults and promoting their dignity.

  • The theme for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023 is "Closing the Circle: Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Older Age Policy, Law and Evidence-Based Responses."

  • The theme focuses on highlighting the issue of gender-based violence among older persons.

History of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  • The United Nations officially established World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2011.

  • June 15 was designated as the day to recognize the global issue of elder abuse and to promote the well-being of older adults.

United Nations General Assembly

  • Establishment - 1945

  • Headquarters - New York, United States

  • Founder - United Nations

June 2023 Days and Themes

  • World Blood Donor Day - 14 June - Theme - "Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often."

  • International Albinism Awareness Day - 13 June - Theme - "United in making our voices heard".

  • World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June -  Theme - "Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!"

  • World Accreditation Day - 9 June - Theme - "Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Business."

  • World Oceans Day - 8 June - Theme - "Planet Ocean: The Tides Are Changing".

World Environment Day - 5 June - Theme - 'Solutions to plastic pollution'.

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