World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Yesterday, the 15th of June 2021, marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Older people risk facing more abuse since the outbreak of COVID-19, including domestic violence and the neglect of basic needs.

To mark the day, MENARAH’s partner Help Age International launching a new report titled  “Bearing the brunt: The impact of COVID-19 on older people”. 

During the pandemic, older people have been isolated, portrayed as weak and helpless, and their rights have been ignored. This has taken a toll on their health and wellbeing, and older people now risk facing more abuse than before COVID-19.

Executive summary available in EnglishArabicRussian and Spanish. Two regional reports for Africa and the Middle East.

Download the Africa regional report in English, and the executive summary in English and French.

Download the Europe and Middle East regional report in English, and the executive summary in EnglishArabic and Russian

Read the Full Report