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femicideofolderwoman cover''The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is a non-governmental organisation that stimulates and disseminates research on the United Nations, other international organisations and issues of global governance. ACUNS also promotes dialogue, regional cooperation and cultural exchange between academics, practitioners, civil society and students. The ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office has been active since 2007 and focuses primarily on human rights, equal opportunities for youth, death penalty, juvenile justice, femicide and other issues of concern to UN agencies.

Elder abuse is a worldwide concern that touches on human rights, gender equality, domestic violence and population ageing. The feminisation of ageing and its consequences is troubling, particularly given that older women as a group experience unique and compounding disadvantages. Older women face triple jeopardy in that they are part of three different marginalized groups: they are elderly, abused, and female. Gender discrimination across the lifespan therefore has a cumulative effective, and neglect, abuse and violence across the lifespan results in a high lifetime rate of suffering from abuse for older women.''

Source: ACUNS

 

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