World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on 15th June every year. Abusing an elder is a serious issue which the world is facing right now. This day is mainly created to create awareness about abusing elders. The elderly ones should be given protection and respected all around the world. People should stop abusing elders and start understanding their problems and take care of them. The World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day as the name says should be used to remind everyone to create awareness to protect elderly people.
History of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The UN General Assembly announced June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the 66/127 resolution. On this day, the entire world is asked to give voice to any form of abuse given to the elderly people. The total amount of elder people is getting increased day by day and it will keep on raising. The abuse towards older people is increasing as well. The elder abuse is one of the least investigated violence and the abuse is not addressed like other other social issues by the national action plans.
The elderly people have all the rights to be treated with respect and dignity. They have gone through all the struggles in their life and during their elderly life, they should lead a happier life without getting abused. They have all rights to get respect and dignity. They should live a life with free of abuse, exploitation and neglect. The elder people should be given good health care as well. If someone is abusing the elders, make sure you question them and file a complaint against them.
Other Celebrations on June 15
June 15 is also celebrated as
- National Smile Power Day
- World Meat Free Day
- Magna Carta Day
- National Lobster Day
- Nature Photography Day
- National Flip Flop Day
How to Celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The World Elder Abuse Awareness can be observed by raising funds for the cause of this day. You can also help by donating funds to charity which supports elderly and their well-being. The day can also be observed by volunteering yourself and help elderly people by checking their health and creating awareness that abusing elders is a crime and people should respect them. This should not be done on this day alone, giving respect to elders should be carried out each and every day. This day is to create awareness on respecting them.
Create awareness and share your experience on social forums with the hashtag #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay.