Treaty Body Webcast II

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Violence against older persons, a human rights violation
Side Event, Human Rights Council 38th session

Monday 18 June 2018 – 12:00-13:30 – Conference Room XXIII- Palais des Nations

Violence against older persons remains largely hidden. However, it is gaining recognition as an important barrier to the enjoyment of human rights by older persons. Older women and older persons with disabilities may be especially vulnerable to abuse by a range of perpetrators including intimate partner, family members, caregivers and institutions.

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