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2019 edition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed on the 15th of June every year to voice opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on elderly people. According to the United Nations (UN), around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse. It is predicted to rise as population’s age worldwide. Elder ..

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Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018: Key Provisions

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018, that will amend the 2007 version of the legislation to expand its scope and provide for more stringent penalties. The provisions of the bill include The Bill expands the definition of children, which currently ..

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Agewell Foundation study: Human Rights of older people vulnerable

As per a study conducted by Agewell Foundation a majority of elder people are dwelling in misery, disparity and worries due to lack of family support, declining social and traditional values and their vulnerability to a sense of loneliness. The nationwide survey was done to understand the legal provisions and practices in context of protection ..

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Life Expectancy in India

The current Life Expectancy in INDIA is 65 years. It has improved from 40 years in 1951 to 65 at present. The implication is that the population of the elderly has augmented 4 times. The count of senior citizens over the 60 was over 76 million per 2001 Census and now it is expected to ..

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