quarta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2014


Relatório Mundial sobre a Prevenção da Violência 2014. Imagem: OMS/ONUD/UNODC. 

 O  Relatório Mundial sobre a Prevenção da Violência 2014   foi lançado,  por várias agências da ONU, para marcar o Dia dos Direitos Humanos que tem lugar a 10 de Dezembro. Pode saber-se mais em português  no site ONU Brasil, e na integra, em inglês, neste endereço. A capa e o índice:

E uma passagem da página 13:
Elder abuse can also lead to physical injuries ranging from minor scratches and bruises to broken bones and head injuries that lead to lasting disabilities. For older people, the consequences of abuse can be especially serious because their bones are more brittle and convalescence takes longer. Even relatively minor injuries can cause serious and permanent damage, or death (29). Women, children and elderly people bear the burden of the non-fatal consequences of physical, sexual and psychological abuse Violence against women, against children, and elder abuse are particularly prone to underreporting in official death statistics, police reports and data on injuries treated in hospital emergency departments. In the case of violent deaths, there can be significant levels of misclassification of deaths from intimate partner violence, with deaths often being attributed to another cause (for example, a kitchen accident or a fall). Furthermore, information about the victim-perpetrator relationship is often missing from official homicide statistics. Many child and elderly deaths are also not routinely investigated or subject to postmortem examination, which makes it difficult to establish the precise numbers of fatalities from abuse. In the case of police reports of non-fatal violence and injuries treated in hospital emergency departments, factors such as the severity of the violence, the age of the victim, whether the perpetrator was known to the victim and lack of access or distrust in health or police authorities impact the likelihood of a victim coming forward to report their assault. Much of what is known about violence against women, children and older adults comes from population-based surveys and special studies. These studies indicate that physical, sexual and psychological abuse are widespread and undermine the health and well-being of millions of women, children and older adults worldwide. 

Por outro lado, em várias línguas, também há infográficos: aqui.

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