Stop Elder Abuse Verbal & Online - UN IE - Older Women

Извор: WUNRN – 16.06.2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15 June 2020

Verbal and online abuse violating human rights of older persons must be stamped out – UN Expert

GENEVA (12 June 2020) – The newly appointed UN Independent Expert* on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Claudia Mahler, urges all governments and the international community to exercise global solidarity and step up action to effectively prevent and protect older persons from physical and psychological abuse, including neglect. She made the following statement ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June:

"While older persons have become more visible in the COVID-19 outbreak, their voices, opinions and concerns remain unheard. With the number of older persons dying in homes, hospitals and institutions growing exponentially all over the world, it is disheartening to continue to read cruel and dehumanising language on social media referring to older persons. Verbal abuse clearly occurs in contexts when older persons face old age discrimination ('ageism').


COVID-19 May Push Many More Children into Child Labor - Girls World Day Against Child Labor – June 12, 2020

Извор: WUNRN – 12.06.2020

Gender inequalities may grow more acute, with girls particularly vulnerable to exploitation in agriculture and domestic work.

12 June 2020 - NEW YORK/GENEVA (ILO News) – Millions more children risk being pushed into child labour as a result of the COVID-19 crisis , which could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF.


Australia - Experience of Children & Young People with Disability & Their Families During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Извор: WUNRN – 12.06.2020

Direct Link to Full 36-Page Report

Australia - This is an important report detailing the findings from the survey in Australia of over 700 people which was run to improve understanding of the experiences of children and young people with disability and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The report shows that there has been a severe lack of information and support relevant to children and young people with disability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.



World Health Assembly COVID-19 Response Urges Leaders to Strengthen the Voices of Women

Извор: WUNRN – 09.06.2020

Every Woman Every Child fully supports the COVID-19 response plan laid out in a resolution at the 73rd World Health Assembly.

The Resolution calls for unity and solidarity at all levels to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphasizes the importance of meeting the needs of low- and middle-income countries and promises to support all countries in the implementation of their multi-sectoral national action plans and in strengthening their health systems.

Importantly, the Resolution acknowledges the need to ensure fair distribution of all quality essential health technologies to tackle the pandemic. In doing so, we are taking critical steps to protect vulnerable populations, particularly women, who represent the majority of the health workforce, children and adolescents.


Global Emergency Funds Must Not Be Pocketed by Corruption - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 08.06.2020

Some of the inflows of emergency funds will be pocketed by government officials, some will be stolen by managers of health facilities and some will be used to buy overpriced, locally produced gowns and face masks and other essential supplies by businesses paying kickbacks to government contractors. Others will be circumvented by watchdogs, outed by undercover journalists, thwarted by honest government employees, and pressured by engaged citizens.


Elder Abuse in the COVID-19 Era - Older Women

Извор: WUNRN – 07.06.2020

S. Duke Han PhD - Laura Mosqueda MD

First published:20 April 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) is particularly deleterious to older adults,1 and there has been a massive increase in reports of elder abuse during the pandemic. Reports of elder abuse range from financial scams to incidents of family violence, with public warnings issued accordingly from the Federal Trade Commission2 and the American Bar Association.3 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines elder abuse as an intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.4 Abuse of older adults can be physical, emotional, financial, neglect, or any combination of these.



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