We can stop elder abuse – 15 June

The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It is the main day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people.

An increasing number of activities and events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse, and highlight ways to challenge such abuse. Information on activities  in Victoria, Australia, can be found on this website and you can also register your own. Get started with our WEAAD Toolkit and customise this media release for your own event.

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Please visit our website www.seniorsrights.org.au or contact our free, confidential Helpline: 1300 368 821.