because elder abuse should never be ignored…

Welcome To The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

United Nation's Related Meetings and INPEA Sponsored Events:


2022

60 Commission on Social Development CSocD - 7-16 Feb 2022

66 Commission on the Status of Women CSW- March 2022

2021

10 December: Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

INPEA strives to ensure the UDHR's protection extends to protect older persons from violence, abuse and neglect through the enactment of a new convention on the human rights of older persons.  Please join us in our efforts. 

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!

Theme: 'Access to Justice'

Thank you for joining all World Day Programs

INPEA with the United Nations

          official observation of

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2021.

15 June:  A Virtual Program
Addressing Violence, Abuse and Neglect:
Ensuring Access to Justice

Concept note virtual event UN WEAAD 2021 - click here

The event was accessible with international sign language and captioning also French, Spanish, German and Russian interpretation. It was also webcast on http://webtv.un.org

 

 INPEA and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

16 June: International WEAAD 2021 - A Virtual Program

WEAAD 2021 International Conference virtual programme w/bios - click here

 

 INPEA, ILC, Argentina, and Friends  

17 June: Conferencia LatinoAmericana WEAAD 2021 

17 Juneo:  apertura 14 a to 18:30

'De la toma de conciencia hacia las buenas practicas'

Conferencia L/Am: A virtual Program - click here 

 

12 Open Ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, (12 OEWGA) Apr 2022, Click here: https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/index.shtml

11 Open Ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, (11 OEWGA) 29Mar-1Apr 2021, Click here: 11th OEWGA Information for NGO's

News:  INPEA Sponsored Side Event: 31 March 2021

Seeking Justice: A Multi-Nation Comparative Law Review of policies and laws protecting older persons from Violence, Abuse and Neglect  Click for Executive Summary by Bridget Penhale, Moderator:

    Join the "AGE with Rights!" Campaign Click for more information.

65 UN Commission on the Status of Women CSW65 - Virtual 15 Mar - 26 Mar 2021

News: INPEA Co-Sponsored Parallel Event with ASCDH, Committees on Ageing, NY and Geneva, IAGG, and featuring the Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Person:  "Human Rights and Violence Against Older Women" 18 March 8:30Am EST

46 Human Rights Council: UN Geneva-General Segment Following the High level Segment
News: INPEA Joint Statement - Delivered by Silvia Perel-Levin, Feb 2021 (Click for statement)


2020

NEWS: United Nations General Assembly declares 2021-2030 'the Decade of Healthy Ageing'

Virtual Side Event -13th Conference of State Parties to the CRPD. - 1December, "Our rights under threat as we grow old: A timely expert discussion on the intersection of disability and age.  View Session on UN WebTV: CLICK HERE   For "Ageing and Disability" Concept Note: CLICK HERE

WEAAD 2020 Virtual International UN Day Event, 16June
2020 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The impact of COVID-19 on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons  (click link for program details, and view on You Tube)

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres issues Policy Brief "The Effect of COVID-19 and Older Persons." 1May (click for brief and video)

INPEA Joint Statement: COVID-19 & Human Rights of Older Persons - HRC Virtual Conversation. 9Apr (click)

2018 See Archives


2019

June -  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

UNITED NATIONS WEAAD 2020 Commemoration

Click for Program: Co-sponsors UN DESA, NGO Comm. on Ageing, NY, Geneva and Vienna


WEAAD 2019 CRACOW 

Co-Sponsor UN Program on Ageing, DESA and Pedagogical University of Cracow
(See Flyer: WEAAD 2019 Krakow and info below)
Website: https://weaad2019.up.krakow.pl/


2018

5-7 November - 1st SGA Africa Regional Conference, Abuja, Nigeria (click)

INPEA Co-Sponsored with Dave Omkaro Foundation, HelpAge, International Africa Region, Friends of IFA, Japan and UN DESA: Program on Ageing, among others.

 

9th Session Open Ended Working Group on Ageing

 

 9th OEWGA

 

parallel event flyer
INPEA Side Event

Preserving Autonomy to Prevent Violence in LTC:     
A Global View of Program & Policy

 

 AGE is no Protection Gender-Based Violence Flyer
INPEA Side Event w/Co-Sponsor: CARE Rights, Seoul

AGE is NO Protection: Gender Based Violence Against Older Women
and Men and Women Migrants 

 


62nd Comm Status of Women UNHQ NYC

INPEA 62CSW Parallel Event Flyer--
Older Rural Women: Beyond Poverty and Violence, Programs and Policy

Co sponors: Group of Friends of Older Persons, UN, NY; WUNRN; UN CoNGO Comm on Ageing, NY.; Assoc. of Women's Career Develpment, Hungary, Intl Advertising Association, Hungary and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). 

INPEA Co-Sponsored Parallel Event w/ IAGG/ WUNRN/ AWCDHungary/NGOCoA NY

Pictures and presentations may be viewed at http://womenscareer.org/?site=100&cid=137 


INPEA UN NGO Reports

UN HQ NEW YORK: 
Susan Somers, President
Amanda Phelan, Sect General
Main UN NGO Rep. Robert Brent
Additional Reps. Marie Beaulieu, Kathy Kline, Tina Maschi,
and Bei Wu.
 
12th OEWGA: 2022
Focus Issues:
 
Focus Issues:
1) Access to justice
2) The right to work and access to the labourmarket
 
Focus Issues:
1) Education, training, life-long learning and capacity-building
2) Social protection and social security (including social protection floors)
7th OEWGA  December 2016 - Chair's Report 

UN GENEVA: 
Main UN NGO Rep. Silvia Perel-Levin:
Additional Reps: Ariela Lowenstein,
Delphine Schwab Roulet, Renate Heinisch, 
Ursula Barter-Hemmerich, Bridget Penhale,
Hans Perer Graf
 
'Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons'
 
Human Rights Council Appoints New Independent Expert, Claudia Mahler, 1May2020
 
IE Claudia Mahler, Media Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15June2020  

"Verbal and online abuse violating human rights of older persons must be stamped out" – UN expert

GENEVA (12June2020) – The newly appointed UN Independent Expert* on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Claudia Mahler, urges all governments and the international community to exercise global solidarity and step up action to effectively prevent and protect older persons from physical and psychological abuse, including neglect. She made the following statement ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15June:(to read the IE's entire WEAAD statement click here)

Former: IE Rosa Kornfeld Matte, COUNTRY VISIT REPORTS: 2014 - 2020

Slovenia, Austria, Mauritius, Montenegro, Georgia, Namibia,

Singapore, Costa Rica, China, New Zealand

 
 
UN VIENNA

Main Representative:
Ulrike Waginger, MD, MSc, (Global Ageing), Secretary CoNGO Comm on Ageing, Vienna

Alternative Representatives:
Shantu Watt, PhD., Vice-Chair, CoNGO Comm on Ageing, Vienna
Heimo Zwischenberger, Mag., Germany

Vienna NGO Civil Society Forum 
 
UN DESA 
1st Expert Group Meeting 'Violence Against Older Women', Nov2013
Experts: Patricia Brownell, Bridget Penhale, Elsie Yan, Milutin Vracevic,
Susan Somers, Observer
 

World Health Organization

Meetings and Reports

INPEA Representatives and Experts
 
WHO Decade on Healthy Ageing, 2020
Silvia Perel-Levin, Consultant/Representative
 
WHO Expert Group Meeting on Violence and Older Women, 2019
Silvia Perel-Levin, Representative
 
WHO Violence Prevention Alliance: 8th Milestone Meeting 2017
Bridget Penhale, and Susan Somers, Representatives
 
WHO First Status Report on Violence Prevention, 2014: Contributors
Bridget Penhale, Silvia Perel-Levin, Suzan Yazici, Patrica Brownell, Susan Somers
 

 


Members in the News:

 

Thank you for joining INPEA at the IFA 15th Global Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada 10-12 Nov 2021 Click for IFA Program- INPEA members below participated and brought much needed and well received knowlege and experiences, especially with respect to violence, abuse and neglect of older women.  

Day 1) 10:30 Ariela Lowenstein, (Israel),  INPEA EU Reg Rep and Colleagues (#173)

Day 2)  8:30 Laura Tamblin Watts, (CanAge), (Ca)(#Plenary Keynote ) 

Day 3) 10:30 Patricia Brownell, (USA), Elsie Yan, (Hong Kong SAR China),  Maria Aurora Fenech, (Malta), Silvia Perel Levin, (Geneva), Susan Somers, (USA), Marie Beaulieu, Moderator, (Ca) (#232)

             3:00 Gloria Gutman, INPEA Past President (Ca)  (#73)

New Publications: Older Persons in Turkey and COVID-19:

INPEA members, Professors Özgür Arun and Jason Holsworth collaborated on Turkey: "Rights Violations and Discriminatory Practices Against Older Persons During COVID 19 Pandemic' (click for report pdf.). Özgür  and Jason will discussed the findings at the GSA Elder Abuse Interest Group Meeting on 19 Oct at 10Am via Zoom  *Contact Pamela Teaster for questions regarding GSA Interest Group by E mail:  pteaster@vt.edu

INPEA Asia Rep Prof. Mala Kapur Shankardass released 7th Edited Book on Older Persons

INPEA Board Member Prof Ariela Lowenstein, Receives 2021 Israel Prize: Highest National Award (more...)

1st UN GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

TO COMBAT AGEISM

Download flyer)s) here...

English   French

INPEA Annual Membership and Board Meetings -
News and Notices
2021
Nov         16 Call moved to new date - check back for update - to accomodate the Pacific and Oceania Members
              12 Call starts at 10:30 AM NY time to accomodate our US West Coast Members.
              27 INPEA Members and Board Meeting via Zoom
Oct        19 GSA Interest Group Meeing (see above link and e mail)
             All are welcome GSA membership not required.
             13 Call starts at 7:30Am NY time
Sept     08
July     Members Meetings are changed to Monthly.. watch for dates. 
June
           30 "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in
               Members to hear from Pat Brownell regarding her interest in Trauma 
 
          16  Cancelled due to our joint WEAAD Program with Trinity College Dublin
 
          02
 
May
          19 "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in  New Time 10:30AM EST
April
      19th "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in
      Members to discuss: 11th OEWGA Outcome, INPEA OEWGA11 Side Event: Seeking Justice, SDG's HLPF, WEAAD 2021 theme, UNECE Pre-MIPPA Review
       7th "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in - (Informal Notes)
March
    10th  "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in -
3rd  "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in -
Moving Forward: Members to discuss Member Research, UN Representation, HRC, CSW65 and 11th OEWGA; WHO initatives and more.
2020
December:
22nd "INPEA in-Brief" Member Presentations:(TBC)
8th    "INPEA in-Brief" Member Presentations: Book Reviews Author: Lisa Nerenberg, Editor: Mala Kapur Shankardass, Plus: Patricia Brownell - Review of WHO
November:
     24th   "INPEA in-Brief" Member Presentations: Research on Nursing Home Abuse, Wenche Karin Malmadal, on Norway and Ariela Lowenstein, on Israel.  
October:
     13th  New "INPEA In-Brief"  Members Presentations Bi-Weekly INPEA Members Call-in
                 Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in NAVAOP, Co Author. with Pat Brownell
                 Prof MaryBeth Morrissey, Fordham Univ NY (Springer)
     19th - 20th  Prague - Age Connects Conf with Zivot - 90
     20th GSA Interest Group - Zoom Meeting
     27th INPEA Annual Membership Meeting - via Zoom - Agenda tbp/Minutes tbp
     27th INPEA Annual Board Meeting - via Zoom - Click here for Agenda 
 
Sept:
29th RESUME Bi-Weekly INPEA Members' Call-in -
       Moving Forward: Members to discuss INPEA's Research Agenda Options
July:
       16 Inaugeral INPEA MEMBERS' WEB-SESSION: Click for FLYER and Program
 
       30 Bi-Weekly INPEA Members' Call-in -
       Moving Forward: Members to discuss INPEA's Research Agenda Options
     
2019:
June:
       15   Krakow, Poland, in conjunction with WEAAD2019 Commemoration
       28   Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with 41 HRC
September:
              Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with 42 HRC
October:
       17  Montevedio, Uruguay, in conjuntion with IAGG COMLAT Meeting
       23  Taipei, Taiwan, in conjunction with IAGG Taiwan Meeting
November:
       14 Kerala, India in conjunction with GAROP Asia Regional H R Training
       15 Austin, Texas, in conjunction with the GSA Meeting
            Annual Membership Meeting Official Notice/Minutes
            Annual Board of Directors Meeting Official Notice/Minutes
 

Membership
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Archives

2018 Meetings:
2017 Meetings:
2016 Meetings:
2015 Meetings:
INPEA Meeting 3rd ICGGM Delhi, India 27-29November

WEAAD2015 Dublin: 22April2015 Presentations and slides on line

 

International Collaborations on Older Persons Human Rights:

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older Persons (GAROP) 

Launch: "In Their Own Words", a Global Consultation with Older Persons

 

WEAAD - International Recognition

United Nations General Assembly Resolution:

"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)" Designated an Official UN International Day, observed annually on June 15th

United Nation's Related Meetings and INPEA Sponsored Events:


2022

60 Commission on Social Development CSocD - 7-16 Feb 2022

66 Commission on the Status of Women CSW- March 2022

2021

10 December: Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

INPEA strives to ensure the UDHR's protection extends to protect older persons from violence, abuse and neglect through the enactment of a new convention on the human rights of older persons.  Please join us in our efforts. 

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!

Theme: 'Access to Justice'

Thank you for joining all World Day Programs

INPEA with the United Nations

          official observation of

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2021.

15 June:  A Virtual Program
Addressing Violence, Abuse and Neglect:
Ensuring Access to Justice

Concept note virtual event UN WEAAD 2021 - click here

The event was accessible with international sign language and captioning also French, Spanish, German and Russian interpretation. It was also webcast on http://webtv.un.org

 

 INPEA and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

16 June: International WEAAD 2021 - A Virtual Program

WEAAD 2021 International Conference virtual programme w/bios - click here

 

 INPEA, ILC, Argentina, and Friends  

17 June: Conferencia LatinoAmericana WEAAD 2021 

17 Juneo:  apertura 14 a to 18:30

'De la toma de conciencia hacia las buenas practicas'

Conferencia L/Am: A virtual Program - click here 

 

12 Open Ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, (12 OEWGA) Apr 2022, Click here: https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/index.shtml

11 Open Ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, (11 OEWGA) 29Mar-1Apr 2021, Click here: 11th OEWGA Information for NGO's

News:  INPEA Sponsored Side Event: 31 March 2021

Seeking Justice: A Multi-Nation Comparative Law Review of policies and laws protecting older persons from Violence, Abuse and Neglect  Click for Executive Summary by Bridget Penhale, Moderator:

    Join the "AGE with Rights!" Campaign Click for more information.

65 UN Commission on the Status of Women CSW65 - Virtual 15 Mar - 26 Mar 2021

News: INPEA Co-Sponsored Parallel Event with ASCDH, Committees on Ageing, NY and Geneva, IAGG, and featuring the Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Person:  "Human Rights and Violence Against Older Women" 18 March 8:30Am EST

46 Human Rights Council: UN Geneva-General Segment Following the High level Segment
News: INPEA Joint Statement - Delivered by Silvia Perel-Levin, Feb 2021 (Click for statement)


2020

NEWS: United Nations General Assembly declares 2021-2030 'the Decade of Healthy Ageing'

Virtual Side Event -13th Conference of State Parties to the CRPD. - 1December, "Our rights under threat as we grow old: A timely expert discussion on the intersection of disability and age.  View Session on UN WebTV: CLICK HERE   For "Ageing and Disability" Concept Note: CLICK HERE

WEAAD 2020 Virtual International UN Day Event, 16June
2020 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The impact of COVID-19 on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons  (click link for program details, and view on You Tube)

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres issues Policy Brief "The Effect of COVID-19 and Older Persons." 1May (click for brief and video)

INPEA Joint Statement: COVID-19 & Human Rights of Older Persons - HRC Virtual Conversation. 9Apr (click)

2018 See Archives


2019

June -  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

UNITED NATIONS WEAAD 2020 Commemoration

Click for Program: Co-sponsors UN DESA, NGO Comm. on Ageing, NY, Geneva and Vienna


WEAAD 2019 CRACOW 

Co-Sponsor UN Program on Ageing, DESA and Pedagogical University of Cracow
(See Flyer: WEAAD 2019 Krakow and info below)
Website: https://weaad2019.up.krakow.pl/


2018

5-7 November - 1st SGA Africa Regional Conference, Abuja, Nigeria (click)

INPEA Co-Sponsored with Dave Omkaro Foundation, HelpAge, International Africa Region, Friends of IFA, Japan and UN DESA: Program on Ageing, among others.

 

9th Session Open Ended Working Group on Ageing

 

 9th OEWGA

 

parallel event flyer
INPEA Side Event

Preserving Autonomy to Prevent Violence in LTC:     
A Global View of Program & Policy

 

 AGE is no Protection Gender-Based Violence Flyer
INPEA Side Event w/Co-Sponsor: CARE Rights, Seoul

AGE is NO Protection: Gender Based Violence Against Older Women
and Men and Women Migrants 

 


62nd Comm Status of Women UNHQ NYC

INPEA 62CSW Parallel Event Flyer--
Older Rural Women: Beyond Poverty and Violence, Programs and Policy

Co sponors: Group of Friends of Older Persons, UN, NY; WUNRN; UN CoNGO Comm on Ageing, NY.; Assoc. of Women's Career Develpment, Hungary, Intl Advertising Association, Hungary and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). 

INPEA Co-Sponsored Parallel Event w/ IAGG/ WUNRN/ AWCDHungary/NGOCoA NY

Pictures and presentations may be viewed at http://womenscareer.org/?site=100&cid=137 


INPEA UN NGO Reports

UN HQ NEW YORK: 
Susan Somers, President
Amanda Phelan, Sect General
Main UN NGO Rep. Robert Brent
Additional Reps. Marie Beaulieu, Kathy Kline, Tina Maschi,
and Bei Wu.
 
12th OEWGA: 2022
Focus Issues:
 
Focus Issues:
1) Access to justice
2) The right to work and access to the labourmarket
 
Focus Issues:
1) Education, training, life-long learning and capacity-building
2) Social protection and social security (including social protection floors)
7th OEWGA  December 2016 - Chair's Report 

UN GENEVA: 
Main UN NGO Rep. Silvia Perel-Levin:
Additional Reps: Ariela Lowenstein,
Delphine Schwab Roulet, Renate Heinisch, 
Ursula Barter-Hemmerich, Bridget Penhale,
Hans Perer Graf
 
'Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons'
 
Human Rights Council Appoints New Independent Expert, Claudia Mahler, 1May2020
 
IE Claudia Mahler, Media Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15June2020  

"Verbal and online abuse violating human rights of older persons must be stamped out" – UN expert

GENEVA (12June2020) – The newly appointed UN Independent Expert* on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Claudia Mahler, urges all governments and the international community to exercise global solidarity and step up action to effectively prevent and protect older persons from physical and psychological abuse, including neglect. She made the following statement ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15June:(to read the IE's entire WEAAD statement click here)

Former: IE Rosa Kornfeld Matte, COUNTRY VISIT REPORTS: 2014 - 2020

Slovenia, Austria, Mauritius, Montenegro, Georgia, Namibia,

Singapore, Costa Rica, China, New Zealand

 
 
UN VIENNA

Main Representative:
Ulrike Waginger, MD, MSc, (Global Ageing), Secretary CoNGO Comm on Ageing, Vienna

Alternative Representatives:
Shantu Watt, PhD., Vice-Chair, CoNGO Comm on Ageing, Vienna
Heimo Zwischenberger, Mag., Germany

Vienna NGO Civil Society Forum 
 
UN DESA 
1st Expert Group Meeting 'Violence Against Older Women', Nov2013
Experts: Patricia Brownell, Bridget Penhale, Elsie Yan, Milutin Vracevic,
Susan Somers, Observer
 

World Health Organization

Meetings and Reports

INPEA Representatives and Experts
 
WHO Decade on Healthy Ageing, 2020
Silvia Perel-Levin, Consultant/Representative
 
WHO Expert Group Meeting on Violence and Older Women, 2019
Silvia Perel-Levin, Representative
 
WHO Violence Prevention Alliance: 8th Milestone Meeting 2017
Bridget Penhale, and Susan Somers, Representatives
 
WHO First Status Report on Violence Prevention, 2014: Contributors
Bridget Penhale, Silvia Perel-Levin, Suzan Yazici, Patrica Brownell, Susan Somers
 

 


Members in the News:

 

Thank you for joining INPEA at the IFA 15th Global Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada 10-12 Nov 2021 Click for IFA Program- INPEA members below participated and brought much needed and well received knowlege and experiences, especially with respect to violence, abuse and neglect of older women.  

Day 1) 10:30 Ariela Lowenstein, (Israel),  INPEA EU Reg Rep and Colleagues (#173)

Day 2)  8:30 Laura Tamblin Watts, (CanAge), (Ca)(#Plenary Keynote ) 

Day 3) 10:30 Patricia Brownell, (USA), Elsie Yan, (Hong Kong SAR China),  Maria Aurora Fenech, (Malta), Silvia Perel Levin, (Geneva), Susan Somers, (USA), Marie Beaulieu, Moderator, (Ca) (#232)

             3:00 Gloria Gutman, INPEA Past President (Ca)  (#73)

New Publications: Older Persons in Turkey and COVID-19:

INPEA members, Professors Özgür Arun and Jason Holsworth collaborated on Turkey: "Rights Violations and Discriminatory Practices Against Older Persons During COVID 19 Pandemic' (click for report pdf.). Özgür  and Jason will discussed the findings at the GSA Elder Abuse Interest Group Meeting on 19 Oct at 10Am via Zoom  *Contact Pamela Teaster for questions regarding GSA Interest Group by E mail:  pteaster@vt.edu

INPEA Asia Rep Prof. Mala Kapur Shankardass released 7th Edited Book on Older Persons

INPEA Board Member Prof Ariela Lowenstein, Receives 2021 Israel Prize: Highest National Award (more...)

1st UN GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

TO COMBAT AGEISM

Download flyer)s) here...

English   French

INPEA Annual Membership and Board Meetings -
News and Notices
2021
Nov         16 Call moved to new date - check back for update - to accomodate the Pacific and Oceania Members
              12 Call starts at 10:30 AM NY time to accomodate our US West Coast Members.
              27 INPEA Members and Board Meeting via Zoom
Oct        19 GSA Interest Group Meeing (see above link and e mail)
             All are welcome GSA membership not required.
             13 Call starts at 7:30Am NY time
Sept     08
July     Members Meetings are changed to Monthly.. watch for dates. 
June
           30 "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in
               Members to hear from Pat Brownell regarding her interest in Trauma 
 
          16  Cancelled due to our joint WEAAD Program with Trinity College Dublin
 
          02
 
May
          19 "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in  New Time 10:30AM EST
April
      19th "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in
      Members to discuss: 11th OEWGA Outcome, INPEA OEWGA11 Side Event: Seeking Justice, SDG's HLPF, WEAAD 2021 theme, UNECE Pre-MIPPA Review
       7th "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in - (Informal Notes)
March
    10th  "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in -
3rd  "INPEA" Bi-Weekly Members' Call-in -
Moving Forward: Members to discuss Member Research, UN Representation, HRC, CSW65 and 11th OEWGA; WHO initatives and more.
2020
December:
22nd "INPEA in-Brief" Member Presentations:(TBC)
8th    "INPEA in-Brief" Member Presentations: Book Reviews Author: Lisa Nerenberg, Editor: Mala Kapur Shankardass, Plus: Patricia Brownell - Review of WHO
November:
     24th   "INPEA in-Brief" Member Presentations: Research on Nursing Home Abuse, Wenche Karin Malmadal, on Norway and Ariela Lowenstein, on Israel.  
October:
     13th  New "INPEA In-Brief"  Members Presentations Bi-Weekly INPEA Members Call-in
                 Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in NAVAOP, Co Author. with Pat Brownell
                 Prof MaryBeth Morrissey, Fordham Univ NY (Springer)
     19th - 20th  Prague - Age Connects Conf with Zivot - 90
     20th GSA Interest Group - Zoom Meeting
     27th INPEA Annual Membership Meeting - via Zoom - Agenda tbp/Minutes tbp
     27th INPEA Annual Board Meeting - via Zoom - Click here for Agenda 
 
Sept:
29th RESUME Bi-Weekly INPEA Members' Call-in -
       Moving Forward: Members to discuss INPEA's Research Agenda Options
July:
       16 Inaugeral INPEA MEMBERS' WEB-SESSION: Click for FLYER and Program
 
       30 Bi-Weekly INPEA Members' Call-in -
       Moving Forward: Members to discuss INPEA's Research Agenda Options
     
2019:
June:
       15   Krakow, Poland, in conjunction with WEAAD2019 Commemoration
       28   Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with 41 HRC
September:
              Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with 42 HRC
October:
       17  Montevedio, Uruguay, in conjuntion with IAGG COMLAT Meeting
       23  Taipei, Taiwan, in conjunction with IAGG Taiwan Meeting
November:
       14 Kerala, India in conjunction with GAROP Asia Regional H R Training
       15 Austin, Texas, in conjunction with the GSA Meeting
            Annual Membership Meeting Official Notice/Minutes
            Annual Board of Directors Meeting Official Notice/Minutes
 

Membership
Join INPEA: Click to Pay Dues on line
Click for Membership Application and Brochure

Donate
Support INPEA: Make your donation on line

Archives

2018 Meetings:
2017 Meetings:
2016 Meetings:
2015 Meetings:
INPEA Meeting 3rd ICGGM Delhi, India 27-29November

WEAAD2015 Dublin: 22April2015 Presentations and slides on line

 

International Collaborations on Older Persons Human Rights:

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older Persons (GAROP) 

Launch: "In Their Own Words", a Global Consultation with Older Persons

 

WEAAD - International Recognition

United Nations General Assembly Resolution:

"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)" Designated an Official UN International Day, observed annually on June 15th

HUMAN RIGHTS and OLDER PERSONS

 

 

People of all Ages have Rights!

Help promote the Human Rights of Older Persons;
join the Global Call for a new

"UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons"

Ensure the Voices of Older Persons are heard around the World

 

Launch of A New International NGO Collaboration Resource: February 4th
click below to download a .pdf copy

"Strengthening the Rights of Older People: Towards a UN Convention"

Please click for document in English, French, Arabic, Nepali, Spanish, Brazilian Portugese

On February 4, 2010 INPEA joined an International Collaboration of NGO's to launch this important new resource.
Now you can be part of this important movement.
 

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!

Please join INPEA and United Nations DESA for the

2021 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:

A Virtual Program- REGISTER HERE

Addressing Violence, Abuse and Neglect:

Ensuring Access to Justice

(Program and Concept note virtual event UN WEAAD 2021 - click here)

INPEA Annual International Commemorations  

2020 United Nations International Day of Commemoration,

UN Headquarters, NYC -- June 2020 (date to be announced)

REGISTER HERE for June Event

Please note entrance to United Nations requires a security pass.

WORLD DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 International Conference

June 16th: 14.00-17.00 (GMT)

Co-sponsors

INPEA and Trininty College Dublin, Ireland

Register free of charge at https://bit.ly/3h2Ek5w

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Thank you for joining INPEA in Krakow, Poland,

with
Prof. Jolanta Mackowicz, Ph. D 

Inpea National Representative to Poland 

for the

International Experts Conference on

Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection

 

Flyer Weaad 2019 Krakow (click)

 

in commemoration of

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD 2019)  

 

Organized in conjunction with

Pedagogical University of Cracow

 

Sponsored by:

United Nations, Program on Ageing, DESA

City of Cracow

NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva

and

 The 20th Anniversary Celebration of INPEA

 

A Two Day Scientific Forum

https://weaad2019.up.krakow.pl/

(Outcome Report to be posted)

 held on

Friday, June 14, 2019 through

Saturday,  June 15 2019 

Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

 

 

PAST WEAAD EVENTS
  

INPEA 10th World Conference
2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

WEAAD2015 DUBLIN PROGRAM
Presentations and slides are now online
(click above)
Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux abus envers les aînés

 

SERBIA  -- Visit with INPEA Co National Reps Natasa and Milutin, May 2018 

X Gerontological Conference

Commission on Equality :SERBIA Minister Meeting


Grey Youth Choir - Korea Commemorates WEAAD

Visit with Alzheimer's Dementia International,

Chair, Dr. Jacob Roy Kuriakose, and staff at his clinic. Kerala, India (JUNE 2012)

Visiting with Krishna Gautam

 and the great staff at "Ageing Nepal."

 

Resource "Tool Kit"
to Raise World Awareness on Adult Abuse

This Community Resource Tool Kit is created to help individuals, organizations and communities throughout the world plan for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, to be held on June 15 of each year. The first WEAAD was launched on June 15, 2006.

Thank you for your comments and help to improve
Awareness of Elder Abuse and Neglect in the 2010 Update to
the INPEA Community Resource"Tool Kit" now available on line.

CLICK HERE to access the 2010 INPEA "Tool Kit"

60th Comm on Status of Women - UN HQ NY - INPEA Side Events: 

"Ending Elder Abuse" and "Ageism and Widowhood"

59th Comm on the Status of Women,  UN HQ NY, March 2015
INPEA and WUNRN Co-Convened Parallel Event

"Witchcraft Accusations and Violence Against Older Women"

Samuel Slewion, MSW, INPEA National Representative for Liberia, (read presentation here) and
Susan Somers, INPEA President

UN ECE Beijing +20 Interactive Roundtable:

Women and Ageing – Older Women Count

November 2014 – Palais des Nations Geneva,
Co-conveners:
Silvia Perel-Levin, International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC GA)
Ursula Barter-Hemmerich, International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
Moderator: Bridget Sleap, HelpAge International
Speakers:
Elizabeth Sclater, Executive Officer, Older Women’s Network, Europe (OWN)
Andrea Ferenczi, President, Association for Women’s Career Development in Hungary
Israel Doron, Head, Department of Gerontology, Haifa University, Israel, INPEA Nat Rep Israel
Lisa Warth, Technical Officer, Department of Ageing and
Life Course, World Health Organization (WHO)
Rapporteur: Kelly Fitzgerald, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)


 

3rd ICGGM Conference and INPEA International Meeting Delhi, India 27-29 November 2015

 

 

Sailesh, Susan and Mala Sailesh intervention


1) Sailesh Mishra, Susan Somers, Mala Kapur Shankardass 2)  Tova Winterstein, Sailesh Mishra, Susan Somers 


 
Susan Somers, with Paulette Metang, INPEA Nat Rep. Cameroon • Pastor Chukwu with Susan Somers and INPEA members from Nigeria

 

 

Dr Emem Omokaro at SGA Africa inaugural conference co sponsored by INPEA   

SGA Africa Inaugeral Conference. Abuja, Nigeria with INPEA C0-Sponsor 

Dr Emem Omokaro, Chair, (center) and Amal Rafeh, Chief, UN Prog on Ageing

 

 

Dr Tavengwa Nhongo, INPEA Board of Director from Africa for a decade,
has been Appointed First Executive Director of
Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)

This appointment is effective as of 1st January 2011

 

Dr Tavengwa Nhongo, INPEA Board of Director
from Africa for a decade,
has been Appointed First Executive Director of
Africa Platform for Social Protection


Dear Colleague/partners,

The APSP is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tavengwa Nhongo as its first Executive Director with effect from 1st January 2011.

Dr. Nhongo was selected from among a strong pool of candidates that were identified through a rigorous recruitment process led and supported by an independent Human Resource Development and Recruitment firm and the APSP board of directors.

Dr Nhongo has extensive experience which spans over 30 years gained in public, private and international development institutions. Of these, 22 years have been spent in nongovernment organizations, 12 of them as Regional Representative for HelpAge International. Prior to this, he was the Director of HelpAge Zimbabwe and Deputy Field Director for the same organization.

Please join me in welcoming Dr Nhongo to the APSP family and it is my hope that you will provide Dr Nhongo and the APSP the necessary support that will enable it achieve its set objective of promoting social protection as a poverty alleviation strategy for the poor and vulnerable populations in Africa.

Best wishes for the new year,

Edmond Odaba
Programme Coordinator, Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
P.O Box 10664-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Email Mr. Odaba @ africacsp.org or to Mr. Obada @ yahoo.com

Click for 2006 Rosalie Wolf Award
being presented to Dr. Nhongo


APSP on the Web at www@africacsp.org

APSP supports civil society engagement with development of social protection policy processes & programmes in Africa

Ms. Geselle Coffi INPEA National Representative to Curaçao
receives special recognition

Geselle V. Rosaria - Coffi, President, Fundashon Nos Grandinan
is presented with plaque by
Mr. Hensley Koeiman, Minister of Social Affairs, Labor and Welfare (SOAW)
Click here for further details

 

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INPEA National Representative to Curaçao
receives special recognition


Geselle V. Rosaria - Coffi, President, Fundashon Nos Grandinan being presented with plaque by Mr. Hensley Koeiman, Minister of Social Affairs, Labor and Welfare Sociale Ontwikkeling, Arbeid en Welzijn (SOAW)

Recognition to Geselle Rosaria – Coffi for her valuable contribution to the social development and well-being of our elders
Curaçao, December 31st, 2010

Click here to download .pdf
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Ms Laura Machado, IAGG's International Coordinator for the United Nations,
received the Prize Award on Human Rights

from the Minister of Human Rights and Brazilian President Lula, in recognition of her major work
to promote the rights of old people in Brazil and outside.

Past-President Dr. Renato Maia Guimaraes represented the IAGG during the ceremony
that was held on December 13th, 2010 in Brasilia.

Today, Ms Machado leads a team of NGOs to promote a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons
within the United Nations.

Click here to download .pdf

Call for Nominations: Regional and National Representatives

Open Invitation to Serve INPEA.

INPEA is seeking nominations to fill honorary positions for vacant Regional and National Representatives.
Submit nominations by June 1 and December 1 for consideration. (These are voluntary positions).

Download Nomination Form
Click for National Rep Form .doc || Click for Regional Rep Form .doc
Qualifications and Procedure for Nomination of National Representatives
Click to download .pdf

Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (JEAN)
An International Journal...
A crucial interdisciplinary journal focusing on prevention and treatment strategies!
Edited by Karen Stein, PhD,. JEAN is the official journal of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: www.haworthpress.com

For INPEA Board, Regional & National Representative
Contact Information - Click here

For further info/comments, please e-mail INPEA