World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2016

Belgrade, Serbia

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was marked today with a round table panel discussion entitled “Don’t close your eyes: Stop elder abuse”. Round table was organised in cooperation with the Commissioner for protection of Equality and supported by the United nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

This year’s round table panel focused on sensitising the public and professionals on discrimination and elder abuse while emphasising the promotion of the new UN convention on the rights of older people. There were 77 participants on the panel representing public and civil sector, as well as several media houses who jointly discussed further strategic priorities as well as operational forms of joint and complementary work in addressing the problem that is still seldom and reluctantly discussed in the Serbian society.