A short film on elder-abuse was today launched by Dr Jitendra Singh. The film is made by the J&K State Social Welfare Board.
The film highlights the plight of elders abandoned by their kids. The film with voice-over by popular radio announcer Ravi Kant Sharma successfully manages to move the viewers. The project was scripted by Prof Nirmal Gupta. Here is the film:
What is Elder abuse ?
Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. This type of violence constitutes a violation of human rights and includes physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse; financial and material abuse; abandonment; neglect; and serious loss of dignity and respect.