The Elder Justice League (EJL), convened October 2015, raises awareness of elder abuse across social media platforms and takes elder justice conversations mainstream. EAO is proud to be part of the EJL, working together to generate ideas for elder justice-related social media messaging. Through a coordinated release of these messages the participating organizations hope to deepen the impact beyond what can be achieved individually.
This year, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) invite you to join us in Lifting Up Voices for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019 a theme that is centered on unifying the parallel fields of Elder Justice and Violence Against Women by bringing to the forefront the lived experiences of older people around the globe.
Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors is both the title of and the foundation for a new video project started in 2018 by NCALL and Terra
Nova Films, with funding from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. These videos, which will be released in conjunction with WEAAD, feature older survivors throughout the United States sharing their stories and experiences of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and financial exploitation.
Lifting Up Voices also builds upon the momentum of NCEA’s existing theme, Building Strong Support for Elders, which was informed by the Reframing Elder Abuse initiative encouraging us to consciously think and thoughtfully approach conversations about elder abuse. We are excited to continue developing these initiatives with you for WEAAD 2019.
We invite you to learn more about this powerful collaboration, by clicking on the link below: https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/tools-and-tips/