ISSUE FOCUS is AGAC's periodic report starting from 2020, published biannually.
15 June is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which was designated by the United Nations.
According to the World Health Organization (2017), one in six older persons is subjected to elder abuse. In the pandemic era, older people have suffered from an extended period of isolation; and as a result, older people around the world have been exposed to greater risk of elder abuse.
In this context, ASEM Global Ageing Center has chosen elder abuse as the theme of the 2021 Spring/Summer Issue of ISSUE FOCUS. In this issue, we aim to identify the characteristics of elder abuse experienced by ASEM partners, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, we also bring a gender perspective to more fully understand the causes and risk factors of elder abuse. Lastly, we introduce the international society’s efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse.
For more information, please find the attached report.