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Today has been declared World Elders Abuse Awareness day

Today has been declared World Elders Abuse Awareness day by the United Nations General Assembly.

Research from the World Health Organization has estimated between four to six percent of older persons worldwide suffer from a form of elder abuse, physical, emotional or financial.

This development suggests that abuse, neglect and violence against older persons, both at home and in institutions, are much more prevalent than currently acknowledged.

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon is calling upon Governments and all concerned to design and carry out more effective prevention strategies and stronger laws and policies to address all aspects of elder abuse.

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