15th June 2020
To mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ILC-India conducted an online Essay Competition for Senior Citizens. Around fifty essays were received, majority of them were from the state of Maharashtra.
For this essay competition, the older persons were asked to share their experiences of how they have been able to stop the abuse of elders in their vicinity. Those who wrote the essays have described how they dealt with the situation and helped in stopping it. The seniors had a lot of their own solutions on how to deal with such sensitive situations of abuse and neglect. Almost all participants have felt the need to make seniors aware about abuse and what actions (legal, psychosocial support etc.) can be taken in such a situation of elder abuse.
The most five relevant and effective essays have been shared on the Facebook page of ILC-India. Majority of the essays are in Marathi, followed by Hindi and English.
The essays were obtained from the participants through Whatsapp and email.
All the participants were given computer generated e-certificates for participation in this competition.
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