Violence Against the Elderly: Justice Denied. Part I

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by UN Summit. Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Here ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

On this background, violence against the elderly is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights which deserves attention of the international community. 15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, HelpAge International has called for a UN convention on the rights of elderly to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice. A new convention would set standards prohibiting violence against elderly as it does not exist in international human rights law.  According to HelpAge International, a review of 18 research surveys covering 15 countries over the last seven years showed that between 11-83% of elderly were subjected to a variety of types of abuse.

The session will address following issues:

  • Violence against the Elderly: Discrimination and denial of rights
  • Socio-cultural contexts, dependence and family violence against elderly
  • Violence against the Elderly: Intergenerational ambivalence in Parent-child relations
  • Violence amongst intimates: Prevalence and Intervention.
  • Domestic violence against women and Women's movements
  • Prevention of violence against elderly: Programmes and Policies
  • Violence against elderly: Sensitization, awareness and assistance.
  • Neighborhood social organizations: mechanisms to control violence against elderly.
Session Organizer:
Rajendra PATIL, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India
Smriti BHOSLE, LJNJ College, Vile Parle ( East) Mumbai,400 057., India
Oral Presentations
Crimes Against Elderly and Social Justice Implication: A Study
Gurusamy SELLAMUTHU, Gandhigram University, India
Violence Against Aged Women: Implication of Witchcraft Label in South-Eastern Nigeria
Scholastica ATATA, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Women and Domestic Violence in India: Sociological Perspective.
Sujata KARADE, Smt. C.B. Shah Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, Maharashtra, India- 416416, India
Abuse Against Elderly in India
Shamalabai B. DASOG, Dept of Sociology,M.Ms Arts, Commerce, Science and Home- Science College, India; K.B. CHANDRIKA, unknown, India