Friday, 8 July 2011

2011 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL - 11

In partnership with the United Nations Organization, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse - INPEA - declared June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Every year, this date is marked by events held all over the world for the purpose of mobilizing and sensitizing society to the need to address the issue of elder abuse. This year, Brazilian Post Office takes another step to prevent elder abuse issuing a commemorative stamp on June 15th.
To symbolize protection, solidarity and respect for the elderly, the stamp depicts an elderly couple under an umbrella emblazoned with the words love, respect, dignity and care, which are indispensable to raise awareness against violence to that class of people. Above the protective umbrella are the words assault, indifference, disrespect and violence, represented in the form of water droplets, which are repelled and thus do not reach the elderly who are protected from the storms of actions that hinder their happiness, integrity and quality of life.

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