“Violence against older people is a global issue as activists in 40 countries call for a UN convention on the rights of older people to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Says HelpAge International on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June).
· In Bangladesh, 88% of older people were mentally abused, 83% neglected, 54% economically abused and 40% physically abused. Of the physically abused, 54% were women and 45% were men. (1) See Notes to Editors
· In Mozambique, 17% of older women and 20% of older men surveyed had experienced physical abuse.(2)