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HelpAge India Report

HelpAge India Report:

HelpAge India’s report, “Ageing in India: Exploring Preparedness & Response to Care Challenges,” was recently released to commemorate ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)’ on 15th June, 2024.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Illiteracy and Income Sources Around 40%, who are illiterate reported not having access to any income sources, compared to 29% of literate respondents.
  • Elder Abuse 7% faced elder abuse, with no variation across gender and age groups.
  • Work Participation Only 15% of elderly persons reported currently working (24% males, 7% females).
  • Social Security Only 29% reported having access to social security schemes
  • Income Levels 32% had an annual income below Rs 50,000, and 1 in 3 elders reported no income in the past year.
  • WEAAD was officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127 in 2011.
  • Theme for 2024 is Spotlight on Older Persons in Emergencies.
  • The aim is to raise awareness about the plight of elderly people who are abused and harmed.