Elder Abuse

The Sub-Committee on Elder Abuse is committed to education, advocacy and the promotion of human rights, dignity, safety and the social inclusion of older adults who may experience or be at risk of elder mistreatment and abuse.  The primary activity of the sub-committee is to plan and implement a program for the Committee on Ageing related to the promotion of, awareness of, and prevention of elder abuse and violence against older women, to be presented on or around June 15, annually, which is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Other activities include formulating statements related to elder abuse prevention and awareness for major United Nations’ events and hearings, and commenting on documents for review with an eye toward ensuring that issues of elder abuse and exploitation are addressed.

Chair: Susan Somers

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