World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th. It was officially recognized in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations. 

I call upon governments and all concerned actors to design and carry out more effective prevention strategies and stronger laws and policies to address all aspects of elder abuse. Let us work together to optimize living conditions for older persons and enable them to make the greatest possible contribution to our world.”
— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon