Introduction & Overview

introduction & overview of the issue

overviews & key resources
overview factsheets, key websites & resources

In-depth Resource Guide

articles & literature
articles, documents, factsheets, reports & publications

organizations & websites
organizations, programs, and other informational websites

introduction  Millions of older people across the world face chronic poverty, untreated illness, homelessness or inadequate shelter, violence and abuse, lack of education, little or no access to the law, fear and isolation. All societies discriminate against people on grounds of age. In developing countries and in eastern and central Europe, most older people live in chronic poverty. Abuse of older people can range from physical violence to psychological pressure, and is a major unacknowledged problem, especially within families.