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Monday, June 15, 2009

Today 15th June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Dear Friends,
Today on 15th June 2009 all over the Globe there are various events are being held for 4th Global World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

World over 15th June is marked as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by INPEA.INPEA is an organization, founded in 1997, which is dedicated to the global dissemination of information as part of its commitment to the world-wide prevention of the abuse of older people. The United Nations International Plan of Action adopted by all countries in Madrid, April 2002, clearly recognizes the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults and puts it in the framework of the Universal Human Rights.INPEA is dedicated to supporting the plan of action.

In India Silver Inning Foundation has taken lead to create awareness and sensitize civil society with regards to Rights of Elderly and Elder Abuse. The Objective of this entire event is:
• To create awareness in elderly people themselves regarding what comes under elder abuse.
• To sensitize young people regarding elder abuse and to bridge the intergenerational gap between elderly and young people.
• To create awareness in media and society at large regarding elder abuse.

Older people today are more visible, more active and more independent then ever before. They are living longer and in better health. But as the population of older Indians grows, so does the hidden problem of Elder Abuse, exploitation and neglect.

Every person-every man, women and child-deserves to be treated with respect and with caring.

Every person-no matter how young or how old- deserves to be safe from harm by those who live with them, care for them or come in day-to-day contact with them.

So let’s make Society for All Ages, where there won’t be any discrimination with regards to age, gender, religion, sex, cast, colour, race nation……

Some programme Details available with us:
For Mumbai: Sailesh Mishra, Founder President at info@silverinnings.com and silverinnings@gmail.com or call on 09987104233 – Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Website: www.silverinnings.com This Programme in Mumbai is organized by Silver Inning Foundation and promoted by INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI), Mahakali Senior Citizens Association, Apne Aap, ARDSI Greater Mumbai Cosmopolitan School and AISCCON (All India Senior Citizens' Confederation).

For Delhi -INPEA Programme - contact - Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass -- malakapurshankardass@hotmail.com - 09818138553

For Bangalore - Nightingale Trust, contact - Dr.Radha or Mr.Premkumar Raja - nhhs@bgl.vsnl.net.in ; nightingales@vsnl.net - 080 - 41248448

For Jaipur -Indian Gerontology Association: Prof. K.L.Sharma klsvik@yahoo.com

What we can do/Demand:• Formation of Senior Citizens Committee in every locality
• Multi-Service Gero-Care Center
• Four digit national Helpline
• National Nodal Agency for Elder Abuse
• Fast Track court for Elder Abuse
• To appoint Elder Welfare Officer in each police station
• Increase social security pension up to Rs.3000/- p.m.
• Immediate implementation of NPOP and the Maintenance of Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill 2007 all over India
• Promote more Elder NGO/Assocaition
• Formation of Vigilance Committee for Elder Abuse in our communities
• Establishment of counseling centers/a platform where elderly can share
• Empowering ourselves through being better informed.
• Intergenerational programs
• Separate Ministry for Senior Citizens or National Commission

“My World… Your World… Our World – Free of Elder Abuse”

1 comment:

Medical alert said...

We need too spread the word on world elder abuse day. This is a very important day.

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