16 tips for 16 days of Activism against Gender based violence (GBV) |03 December 2020
The United Nations and its member countries each year from November 25 to December 10 commemorate 16 Days of Activism against GBV. The campaign calls for the elimination of violence against women and children. This year’s theme is ‘Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!’ The Gender secretariat under the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Family will share a tip per day on GBV for this period of activism.
What is elderly abuse?
Abuse can affect people of different ages, gender and race. The mistreatment of older adults are becoming more prominent today and they are occurring in places which are meant to take care of them, which include dwelling homes, health centres, and nursing homes. The mistreatment of the elderly can be done by family members, health workers, friends, caregivers and strangers.
Older persons are abused in various ways which include the more conventional means such as physical harm, emotional, sexual and financial which often increases with age as the elderly become more vulnerable. Perhaps the most common abuse that this group of people fall prey to is neglect, abandonment and financial abuse and these intensify as the person gets older, is disabled, has memory problems, or dementia. If you suspect that an elderly person is being abused do not hesitate contact the authorities below.
Recognise! Respond! Report!
Break the silence! Contact the helplines below:
Helplines: 2603030 Elderly Helpline