New: COVID-19 Guidance
The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, (INPEA) is a global community of caring individuals and organizations with expertise in the area of protection and promotion of older persons human rights in all circumstances of life. With the current pandemic of the Corona Virus risks to older persons rights and risk of violence,neglect and abuse may increase due to the intersection of age, gender, poverty and fear.
Among our members are the program managers for the Red Cross of Serbia, two dedicated veterans protecting older persons in emergencies and crisis situations. Also, our partners are organizations such as the International Federation on Ageing, pressing the importance of access to health and immunizations for older persons, and allies such as Help Age International working on the ground in the most vulnerable areas of the globe.
We have come together to create a clearing house drawing on numerous resources for individuals and professionals to ensure the human rights of older persons are not ignored or purposely violated during this crisis through exclusion from medical care, scams and all forms of financial exploitation, interpersonal violence, and systemic discrimination.
Following you will find a matrix by subject matter with recently developed or long standing practices which may help guide the actions of Governments, Inter-Governmental Bodies, Civil Society and individuals themselves.
Although, by no means exhaustive, we hope they prove useful to you.