June 6, 2019 - The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

Observance of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the United Nations

The event "Violence against Older Women:  Time for a global unveiling of the last taboo",  was held on 6 June 2019, with the following panelists:  

  • Rene Ruidiaz Perez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations
  • Ruthy Lowenstein Lazar, Professor of Law at the College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • Ranjit Jayanti, Representative to the United Nations, Guild of Service, India
  • Marie Umeh, Representative to the United Nations, Widow Development Organisation, Nigeria
  • Serge Kapto, Policy Specialist, Data for Development, SDG Team, UNDP
  • Amal Abou Rafeh, Chief, Programme on Ageing Unit, UN/DESA
  • Denise Hauser, Human Rights Officer,  Focal Point on Older Persons, OHCHR

For details of the event, including the webcast, go to: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/2019-2.html

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