CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
Elder Abuse in India (2012)        Report Findings presented by                HelpAge India    CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06....
Research Purpose To ascertain the scale and expanse of Elder Abuse in our country. To understand the perception of the e...
Aim To develop appropriate social and legal intervention strategies to  prevent this anomalous behaviour. To protect the...
STUDY MECHANICSCoverage: 20 cities (800 locations)From each city 40 interview sites were selected.Easily identifiable p...
20 Cities                           (Where HelpAge is operating Elder Helplines)S. No.   State/Union Territory            ...
Profile of Elderly•   51% of the respondents were women. 49% Men.•   59% respondents were in the age group of 60-69 years....
Marital Status                                  65% of the respondents                                   were married.   ...
Living Arrangement An overwhelming 74% of the respondents lived  with the family 8% lived alone 15% lived with spouse o...
Economic Status 18% elderly respondents were State Government retirees 9% Central Government retirees 26 % were Home Ma...
Perception of Elderly on Prevalence of Elder Abuse 81% older persons thought that Elder Abuse is  prevalent in our societ...
Perception on the Most Prevalent type of Abuse Disrespect was shown as the most prevalent type of Elder  Abuse in our soc...
Abused Faced By The Elderly•36% in the age group of 80 years and above had experienced abuse.•Of those abused, 18% older w...
Primary Perpetrator of Abuse    CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12     Elder Abuse in India (2012)
Intercity comparative on existence of Elder Abuse (%)               CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12                Elder Abus...
Type of Abuse FacedCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
Reporting BehaviorCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
Suggestions for Effective Measures to deal with Elder Abuse                  CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12                 ...
Of those who had faced Abuse    Awareness about Existing Intervention Redress Mechanisms 45% were aware of the Police Hel...
HelpAge Recommendations                                based on the Findings Nationwide programmes to be organized in sch...
Long-term Recommendations Media to partner with voluntary sector organizations to  spread awareness about ageing issues....
DELHI NCR                       FindingsCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
DELHI NCR      Elderly who Faced AbuseYesNo      CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12       Elder Abuse in India (2012)
DELHI NCR                  Type of Abuse Experienced                                Verbal                                ...
DELHI NCR              Primary Perpetrator of abuse                  Others                   16%Daughter-in-law     24%  ...
DELHI NCRDuration of Facing Abuse         more than                   0-1 year          6 years                     13%   ...
DELHI NCR    Frequency of Abuse        Once in a       few months          17%                                 Almost Dail...
DELHI NCROut of those who faced abuse, those who reported it              CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12               Elder...
DELHI NCRAgency or Person to who the abuse was reported to      Other family        Member                             22%...
DELHI NCR    Reason for selecting the Agency/ Person to report abuse                  Confidence in                the abi...
DELHI NCR            Reasons for Not reporting Abuse      Lacked  Confidence inthe ability of the person/agency   to solve...
DELHI NCR   Awareness of existing Redress Mechanisms                                                   Maintenance &      ...
DELHI NCRSuggestions by Older Persons for effective measures to deal with Elder AbuseSensitization of children & strengthe...
THANK YOUCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
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  1. 1. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  2. 2. Elder Abuse in India (2012) Report Findings presented by HelpAge India CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  3. 3. Research Purpose To ascertain the scale and expanse of Elder Abuse in our country. To understand the perception of the elderly on this issue Their awareness about the existing redress mechanisms CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  4. 4. Aim To develop appropriate social and legal intervention strategies to prevent this anomalous behaviour. To protect the older persons from abuse and its physical and mental consequences. To develop appropriate strategies for effectively dealing with this menace. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  5. 5. STUDY MECHANICSCoverage: 20 cities (800 locations)From each city 40 interview sites were selected.Easily identifiable points such as schools, temples and policeposts were used as starting points in each sampling area.Sample size: 5,600 older persons were interviewed (280 per location)Covering SEC : A, B,C & D CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  6. 6. 20 Cities (Where HelpAge is operating Elder Helplines)S. No. State/Union Territory City1 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad2 Assam Guwahati3 Bihar Patna4 Chandigarh (UT) Chandigarh5 Delhi NCR (UT) Delhi6 Goa Panaji7 Gujarat Ahmedabad8 Himachal Pradesh Shimla9 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu10 Karnataka Bangalore11 Kerala Kochi12 Maharashtra Mumbai13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal14 Odisha Bhubaneswar15 Puducherry(UT) Puducherry16 Rajasthan Jaipur17 Tamil Nadu Chennai18 Uttarakhand Dehradun19 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow20 West Bengal Kolkata CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  7. 7. Profile of Elderly• 51% of the respondents were women. 49% Men.• 59% respondents were in the age group of 60-69 years.• 28% in the age group of 70-79 years.• 8% in the age group of 80 years and above.• In the age group of 60-69 there were comparatively more women than men and in other two categories there were more men than women.• 16% of the respondents were illiterate• 13% Post graduates.• The proportion of those with primary, matriculation and higher secondary was almost same at 13%• 9% respondents had education up to middle level of school. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  8. 8. Marital Status  65% of the respondents were married.  24% were widows and 9% widowers.  1% divorced and 1% were separatedCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  9. 9. Living Arrangement An overwhelming 74% of the respondents lived with the family 8% lived alone 15% lived with spouse only CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  10. 10. Economic Status 18% elderly respondents were State Government retirees 9% Central Government retirees 26 % were Home Makers 7% were Unemployed 4% were Unskilled Labour 3% Skilled Labour and almost the same proportion were Petty Traders 4% were in Private Service 6% had Retired from Private Service 5% were Self Employed Professionals 5% were in Business CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  11. 11. Perception of Elderly on Prevalence of Elder Abuse 81% older persons thought that Elder Abuse is prevalent in our society; of this 39% were older men & 42% older women. Those of the view that Elder Abuse is prevalent in our society age group wise, were: – 60 to 69 years - 82% – 70-79 years - 78% – 80 years and above - 79% CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  12. 12. Perception on the Most Prevalent type of Abuse Disrespect was shown as the most prevalent type of Elder Abuse in our society followed by neglect and verbal abuse. 49% older men as compared to 51% older women selected disrespect as the most important constituent of Elder Abuse. 52% women as compared to 48% older men stated neglect to be the next most important constituent of Elder Abuse. 52% older women compared to 48% men rated verbal abuse to be the third most important constituent of Elder Abuse. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  13. 13. Abused Faced By The Elderly•36% in the age group of 80 years and above had experienced abuse.•Of those abused, 18% older women as compared to 13% men. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  14. 14. Primary Perpetrator of Abuse CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  15. 15. Intercity comparative on existence of Elder Abuse (%) CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  16. 16. Type of Abuse FacedCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  17. 17. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  18. 18. Reporting BehaviorCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  19. 19. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  20. 20. Suggestions for Effective Measures to deal with Elder Abuse CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  21. 21. Of those who had faced Abuse Awareness about Existing Intervention Redress Mechanisms 45% were aware of the Police Helplines 22% were aware of HelpAge Indias Elder Helplines 14% were aware of the Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act 6% were aware of Tribunals under the Act 13% were unaware of any redressal mechanism CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  22. 22. HelpAge Recommendations based on the Findings Nationwide programmes to be organized in schools and colleges for sensitizing children and young adults towards ageing and aged. A robust social security system that not only ensures income security to the older persons but also gives them opportunities for income earning and income generation. Utilize and garner support from the Media through Information dissemination in fighting Ageism, creating awareness on general issues of ageing and taking ageing in the perspective of life course. Legal frameworks, elder-friendly and culturally appropriate implementation processes and agencies, to maximize reach to the intended beneficiaries. Involvement of society at large in prevention of Elder Abuse. Sensitization of health care workers to recognize and develop a protocol for treatment of mental health and depression Develop a culture of neighbourhood and community support . CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  23. 23. Long-term Recommendations Media to partner with voluntary sector organizations to spread awareness about ageing issues. Industry and employers associations to be sensitized to develop programmes for retraining of retired employees and retaining of the employees in different capacity. Health care to be sensitized to recognize and deal effectively with cases of Elder Abuse. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  24. 24. DELHI NCR FindingsCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  25. 25. DELHI NCR Elderly who Faced AbuseYesNo CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  26. 26. DELHI NCR Type of Abuse Experienced Verbal Abuse Disrespect 31% 33% Disrespect 33%Disrespect was both first (33%) and second choice (36%) and Verbal Abuse (31%) third. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  27. 27. DELHI NCR Primary Perpetrator of abuse Others 16%Daughter-in-law 24% Son 60% CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  28. 28. DELHI NCRDuration of Facing Abuse more than 0-1 year 6 years 13% 15% 1-3 years 4-6 years 33% 39%CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  29. 29. DELHI NCR Frequency of Abuse Once in a few months 17% Almost DailyOnce in 35%a month 13% Once in a Week 35% CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  30. 30. DELHI NCROut of those who faced abuse, those who reported it CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  31. 31. DELHI NCRAgency or Person to who the abuse was reported to Other family Member 22% Relative 45% 33% Friend 33% CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  32. 32. DELHI NCR Reason for selecting the Agency/ Person to report abuse Confidence in the ability of the person/agency to solve the problem To maintain 31% confidentiality of the family 46% matter To maintain 23% confidentiality of the family matterTo main confidentiality of family matter was both First Choice 46% & Second choice 23% =69%, and third was 31% who stated Confidence in the ability of the person/ agency to solve theproblem. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  33. 33. DELHI NCR Reasons for Not reporting Abuse Lacked Confidence inthe ability of the person/agency to solve the 21% problem 57% To maintain 22% confidentiality of the family To maintain matterconfidentiality of the family matter CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  34. 34. DELHI NCR Awareness of existing Redress Mechanisms Maintenance & Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act (MWPSC) 2007 Tribunal Under the 7% MWPSC Act 8%HelpAge Indias 42%Elder Helpline 43% Police Help Line CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  35. 35. DELHI NCRSuggestions by Older Persons for effective measures to deal with Elder AbuseSensitization of children & strengthening inter-generational bonding was both first (59%) and second choice (27%) of the elderly = 86%, and third that is 14% suggested Increase in Economic Independence of the abused. CE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)
  36. 36. THANK YOUCE/ Mathew Cherian/ 14.06.12 Elder Abuse in India (2012)

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