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.
Read the Full ReportCOVID-19-Impact-Global-Synthesis-Report