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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sexual abuse of older women the focus of elder abuse awareness day

International Forum on Sexual Safety of Older Women- A Human Rights Approach, Wednesday 15th of June 2011
Toronto will be giving focus to an under-reported, silent and insidious form of abuse - the sexual abuse of older women. Historically, older people have never been considered potential or actual targets of sexual assault and as a result have been under-identified and under-served as victims. With the limited knowledge and awareness of this form of elder abuse, the most effective strategy to serve older victims of sexual assault is to bring together professionals in victim's services and in the aging fields to shed light on this issue.


Government, NGO's, elder abuse prevention networks, crime and victim services, health care providers, residential care providers, legal services, social worker networks, and the media. Register Your Interest Today. Cost is only $60 (+HST) for the Forum and Delegate Reception. Click here for registration of interest form.

Hosted by the International Federation on Ageing and Ryerson University, in Collaboration with the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat, this one day interactive International Forum is an opportunity for the governments of Canada, service providers, practitioners, professionals and those dealing in elder protection to hear from a number of internationally respected experts in the field.

Dr. Holly Ramsey
Prof. Pamela B. Teaster - Editorial Columnist and Canadian Journalist with the Toronto Star
Ms. Ferdous Ara Begum
Dr. Helen Jones
Mr. Jamie Howie
Ms. Judith Wahl
Dr. Laura Mosqueda
Dr. Lisa Manuel,
Ms. Carol Goar
Ms. Dominique Predali

Additional information, program details and speaker profiles will shortly be available on the IFA website at
IFA - 351 Christie Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 3C3 CANADA

Primary Contacts and Co-Chairs
Dr Elizabeth Podnieks (Tel: +1-416-925-7674) - Email:
- Mr. Greg Shaw (Tel:+1-416-342-1655) - Email: 
The following announcement came to me via National Initiative for Care of the Elderly:

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2011 - Toronto

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