UN Expert calls for inputs on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons
Thu 02 Feb 2023
The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons is calling for inputs on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons to inform a report. Inputs are due by 1 March 2023.
UN Expert calls for inputs
Dr. Claudia Mahler, the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, has issued a call for inputs on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons.
The feedback will inform her next thematic report to the Human Rights Council in 2023 on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons.
The closing date to submit is 1 March 2023.
In the background to the call for inputs, Dr. Mahler notes that:
"Violence and abuse against older persons take different forms and occurs in all types of settings, including within families and at home, in care and health settings, at the workplace, in public spaces, in the media, in the digital space, and in emergency and humanitarian settings."
She also notes that the range of perpetrators can include family members, caregivers, legal guardians, health professionals, government workers and financial representatives.
Dr. Mahler is inviting written feedback from national and local governments, national and international non-governmental organisations, national human rights institutions, international and regional inter-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies and entities, activists, and academics.
- Legal, policy and institutional frameworks
- Forms of violence
- Access to justice
- Access to information
- Examples of good practices for preventing, monitoring and address violence and abuse against older persons.
Written contributions are limited to 1,500 words, and can be submitted by email to email@example.com with the heading “Submission to the call for inputs on violence against older persons – 2023 HRC report”.
For more information see the call for inputs.
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Update: The Family Violence Death Review Committee has published their submission Input for the report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons (2023).