World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, Founder

WEAAD Resources

Celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Annually on 15 June!

Show the world you care
about ending elder abuse and neglect.

"Wear something purple"
on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
every June 15th.

Please utilize INPEA's authentic
World Day Logos! (click here for logos)
When INPEA materials are used, please credit INPEA.

Does your organization or community plan to recognize
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)?


Tell us about your "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" activities
(click here for event/action form)
for posting on WEAAD Around the World - Global Events.

After your event, to have the outcome posted on WEAAD Global Reports, send us a brief report and photos via email.

To share your WEAAD organizational plans and comments
please fill out a Follow-Up Survey Form.

World Awareness Day "Resources" for your use
Resource Library

Welcome to INPEA's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Press Kit

The materials listed below may be used for the following purposes:

  1. To raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with your local media, colleagues and other contacts,
  2. To help you plan and implement your own World Day Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities, and
  3. To register your World Awareness Day activities with INPEA so that they may be listed on the INPEA World Awareness Day Calendar of Events.
Stacks Image 7105
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.

weaad_community_toolkit.pdf (2.7MB)
Awareness Day Press Release

Use this press release to raise awareness in your community.
Core Campaign Message

The key objective of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is to raise awareness of elder abuse (which encompasses neglect and mal- or mistreatment) throughout the world.
Click here to download
Stacks Image 7605
Elder Abuse Fact Sheet from the World Health Organization

Educate others about elder abuse.

PDF version
Stacks Image 7608
The First Awareness Day 2006

Read about the very first event launch of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Click here to download .pdf (803kb)

Community Awareness Posters for your use

Call-to-Action Poster

Use this poster to encourage your community to wear something "purple" on June 15, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Localize the poster by adding your organization's information at the bottom.


Letter-size 8.5x11.doc

Letter-size 8.5x11.pdf

Poster size 11x17.doc
Stacks Image 7633
Event Announcement Poster

Use this poster to announce any activities you are planning in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. You can add your local organization's information at the bottom.


Letter-size 8.5x11.doc

Letter-size 8.5x11.pdf

Poster-size 11x17.doc
Stacks Image 7637
CCSF Awareness Posters

An assortment of MULTI-LANGUAGE posters designed by students at CCSF.
Each has white space at the bottom for you to put the details of your event.

Click Here to View
Stacks Image 7641
Have a question about WEAAD? Maybe the answer is on the WEAAD FAQ page.

WEAAD Event Submission Form

INPEA appreciates hearing about your events!!!
To have your WEAAD event posted, please complete the WEAAD Event Submission Form.

WEAAD Around the World - Global Events!
INPEA was in New York for WEAAD 2010.
INPEA was in Paris for WEAAD 2009.
INPEA was in Ottawa for WEAAD 2008.
INPEA was in Geneva for WEAAD 2007.
We wish to thank all of you who joined WHO, INPEA and our World Day Partners as we launched "The First World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" on June 15, 2006 at UN Headquarters, New York.

Attention! The WEAAD 2006 follow up Survey conducted by INPEA's National Representative of Sweden, Christen Erlingsson has been released. The initial results can be found in the January 2007 Bulletin.

INPEA World Day News bulletins

WEAAD 2016

Details about 2016 WEAAD will be posted here.

WEAAD 2015

Please JOIN INPEA for the 10th World Conference on Elder Abuse and WEAAD 2015 Lead-up.

Spencer Hotel, Dublin 1, IRELAND on 22nd April 2015

Theme: Advances in elder abuse research, practice & legislation
Click here to go to the WEAAD 2015 page.

WEAAD 2013

Stacks Image 7082
INPEA 8th International Conference and 8th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) International Commemoration to be held on June 23, 2013 at the COEX Center Seoul, Korea, (immediately prior to the opening of the 20th IAGG World Congress).

Click here to go to the WEAAD 2013 page.

WEAAD 2012

Stacks Image 7059
My World...Your World...Our World – Free of Elder Abuse

World Day 2012 Prague

Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux abus envers les aînés
Mon monde…Votre monde…Notre monde – Sans abus aux aînés

Click here to go to the WEAAD 2012 page.

WEAAD 2011

Stacks Image 7054
Recognition of the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

WEAAD 2011
Wednesday, June 15th


|| Global Events || Global Reports ||

This global "wear purple day" coincides with the June Full Moon

INPEA's 6th Annual International Commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

A Full Day Forum — Friday, June 17, 2011 — London, England
Save the Date .pdf
Conference Program & Registration .pdf
World Day 2011

WEAAD 2010

Stacks Image 7045
5th Annual Global WEAAD Celebration

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


World Day at UN HQ NYC
Click here to go to WEAAD Global Events 2010
Canadian World Day Celebration, Toronto

Click here to go to WEAAD Global Reports 2010

WEAAD 2009

Stacks Image 7035


15 de Junio
en Latinoamérica
INPEA Mejico

Stacks Image 7037

WEAAD 2008

Stacks Image 7007
The Third Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Events happening on and around 15 June 2008


|| Global Events || Global Reports || Ottawa Conference || Conference Video ||

WEAAD 2007

Stacks Image 6976
Congratulations and welcome to the Internet for INPEA Japan!

It is with great pleasure that INPEA Representative Noriko Tsukada, Ph.D., of Japan notifies us that INPEA Japan Office recently posted a homepage at http://www.inpea.jp.
Stacks Image 6979
The Second Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 2007

INPEA was in Geneva on June 14-15 for WEAAD 2007.
Click Here for Program and Reception details.

For ideas and networking with others,
peruse Global Events 2007 and the Global Reports 2007 page.
Stacks Image 7002

Face It - Elder Abuse Happens

Alberta Canada Launches Elder Abuse Awareness Network Website

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network (AEAAN) launched a new Alberta based web site in time for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15. The web site will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, resources, and tools about elder abuse amongst people who work with seniors in Alberta. Visit the web site at www.albertaelderabuse.ca.


UN NGO Committee on Ageing, NYC, Programme -- June 7, 2007
"Promoting Elder Abuse as a Social Issue in Israel"

Dr. Ariela Lowenstien, INPEA Regional Representative for Europe, INPEA as a member of the Sub Committee on Elder Abuse, sponsored this forum to further WEAAD 2007 and the Madrid International Plan of Acton on Aging (MIPAA):

Issue 3: Objective 1: "Eliminate all Forms of Neglect, Abuse and Violence against Older Persons"
(Contact www.ngocoa-ny.org for further information on joining the Committee on Ageing.

WEAAD 2006

At the 8th Global Conference of the IFA in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 1, 2006, Susan Somers of INPEA recorded an interview of numerous international voices for the video "Global Moments: Elder Abuse Should Never Be Ignored".
Click here to view video. Also available on DVD from INPEA.
Stacks Image 6967
"The First World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" on June 15, 2006 at United Nations Headquarters, New York

INPEA thanks all who joined us and WHO and our World Day Partners as we launched this first annual major event!

WEAAD 2006 Documents - Click link to download All-in-One.pdf (788kb)
Event Launch.pdf || UN Program.pdf (608kb) || UN_Invitation.pdf || UN_RSVP.doc
Stacks Image 7618