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Citizenship - Violence against the elderly
Barack Obama signs proclamation making official the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the U.S.
Check out how Canada and other countries celebrated the event on June 15
By Tony Bernstein
General Coordinator of Portal Terceira Idade (Third Age Portal), Educator and Journalist
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n June 15, many countries around the world celebrated the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The date was established in 2006 by INPEA - International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in partnership with the UN (United Nations) and WHO (World Health Organization).

Celebrations around the world

United States

President Barack Obama (pictured) signed a presidential proclamation formalizing the date in his country. Read below excerpt of his statement (see full text in 'more about it' below):
 
White House
Presidential Proclamation
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2014


“America must lead by example, and my Administration remains dedicated to ending elder abuse, supporting victims, and holding abusers accountable (...). Today, let us join with partners around the globe in declaring that we will not fail the men and women who raised us, sacrificed for us, and shaped our world (...). Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 15, 2014, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (...)”


Barack Obama (June 11, 2014)

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Canada

The mayor of Vancouver (British Columbia), Gregor Robertson, lit up the city's football stadium, with a capacity of over 30 thousand people, with violet lights, commemorating the date.

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Argentina

The head of government of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri took the time to launch a telephone service for reporting abuse against the elderly and inaugurated the first house to house elderly victims of violence.

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Brazil

Portal Terceira Idade (Third Age Portal) and hundreds of international organizations defending the rights of the elderly participated in the celebrations via a global campaign organized by INPEA through websites Twitter and Facebook.

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More about it on internet
White House > President Barack Obama > Press Room (06/11/2014)
Presidential Proclamation

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2014
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/11/presidential...
City of Buenos Aires > News (16/06/2014; video and photos available)
The head of government Mauricio Macri attended a meeting with the elderly

The event was in celebration of the World Day of Awareness of elder abuse. At the conference, he emphasized the diffusion of a free line to report such cases
http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/noticias/macri-participo-de-un-encuentro...
Twitter: INPEA – International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Follow the actions of hundreds of affiliates to the national associations worldwide through Twitter
https://twitter.com/INPEANetwork
More about it on Portal Terceira Idade
News> Previous> Citizenship - Violence against the elderly (06/15/2014; video available)
June 15 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Portal Terceira Idade (Third Age Portal), Official Member of INPEA (International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse), participates in global action on Twitter in honor of the date

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