Abuse of the elderly is a global social problem that affects the health and human rights of millions of seniors. This abuse deserves the attention of the international community. According to UN statistics, by 2050, more than 20% of the world population will be 60 years old or more, and the majority of them women.

See the GCWM resource, "Abuse of the Elderly: Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother," by Heather-Dawn Small and Raquel Arrais. Download packet: MS Word (167KB) | HTML (226KB) | Adobe Acrobat (106KB) | Elder Abuse PowerPoint (1.46MB