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Oct 10, 2018

HelpAge Says Elder Abuse Must Be Addressed

Ivorine Bulwer

According to Bulwer, the time has come to bring this issue to the attention of the public, as it is also a public health problem, and a legal violation. She says that in order to effectively address the issue a multi-faceted approached must be taken.

 

Ivorine Bulwer, Executive Director, HelpAge Belize

“The family has to play through. The neighbors need to support; the community needs to take on its role. The national aid has to be taken on also. It should not be taken on as a political issue. It is a human rights issue. It is a public health issue. It is a judicial issue. So when it comes to older persons issues we want to see it as a national issue where we come together, the relevant entities to address this issue.”

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