UNFPA working to protect the elderly from domestic violence in Belarus

25 October 2015

Poverty has fallen dramatically in Belarus, but some groups remain vulnerable, particularly single-parent households, families with more than three children and the elderly.

That’s according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Around 14% of the Belarus population is 65 or over.

UNFPA says these older people are particularly susceptible to domestic violence.

The agency’s Elena Kaso explained to Ahniya Asanovich what steps are being taken to protect them.

Duration: 3’37”

 

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