The growing problem of violence against older persons in Africa

  • Mark Gorman HelpAge International, London, UK


This paper examines the growing problem of violence against older persons, particularly older women, in developing countries in general and in African countries in particular. An attempt is made to set out the nature and scale of the problem, and to examine some consequences of violence for older persons, based on local experience of HelpAge International (HAI) partners. Finally, selected innovative interventions designed and implemented by HAI partners to address the problem are described.


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