Respect Victoria have relaunched a prevention of elder abuse campaign, Respect Older People: ‘Call It Out.’
As a result of restrictions during COVID-19, Respect Victoria has raised concerns about older people being increasingly isolated and more dependent on family members, which may lead to an increase of elder abuse, with women and those with disabilities being particularly at risk.
This campaign aims to:
- Raise awareness of elder abuse as a form of family violence
- Demonstrate where and how elder abuse starts
- Shift the attitudes of entitlement that underpin elder abuse
- Promote the critical role of preventing elder abuse.
The campaign includes supporting materials available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Italian, Greek and Vietnamese.
(Email from Respect Victoria, 5/6/20)