Tag Archives: human rights

Human Rights Day, December 10, 2011

Celebrate Human Rights Background: On December 10 the world will celebrate Human Rights Day.  Every year, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This year the day celebrates human rights activists who have taken to the streets across the globe to advocate for change.  ... Read More »

DREAM Act Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the first ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act. Dick Durbin, the United States Senator for Illinois and Assistant Majority leader announced, he will chair the first ever hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. The hearing will take place on Tuesday June 28, at 10:00 am Eastern ... Read More »

NASW Participates in Conference in South Africa (Ctd.)

Day 2 On The 2nd day delegations from 18 countries had all arrived. The day opened with a panel presentation on “Systematic Approaches to Workforce Strengthening”. Luisa Lopez, NASW’s Division Director for Human Rights and International Affairs, spoke about supporting the workforce and professional social work associations, highlighting issues such as caseload size, and quality supervision as a resource for ... Read More »

Event: NASW’s Healthy Families, Strong Communities Project

September 17, 2010 4:30pm – 6:30pm National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 7th Floor Conference Room 750 First St, NE Washington, DC 20002 Refreshments provided for an event on: Promoting Human Rights of Women and Girls Globally: The Intersection of Social Work and Family Planning Services This event coincides with the United Nations mobilization campaign: STAND UP, TAKE ACTION, END ... Read More »

University of Pittsburgh Conference: Race in America

Race in America June 6, 2010 Keynote speaker: Julian Bond, social activist; leader in the American Civil Rights Movement; politician; professor; and writer The University of Pittsburgh has set the stage for a solution-focused dialogue on race. Pitt’s School of Social Work and the school’s Center on Race and Social Problems will host Race in America: Restructuring Inequality, a national ... Read More »

HIV Travel Ban Lifted in US

January 4th marked a critical moment in social change – the official end of the HIV/AIDS related entry, stay and residence restrictions (more commonly known as the “travel ban” ) in place since 1987. NASW Social Work Speaks policy statements clearly support the removal of the ban, and views this and related restrictions as discriminatory and limiting a client’s right ... Read More »

Human Rights Day – December 10, 2009

Embrace diversity. End discrimination. Background On December 10 the world celebrates Human Rights Day.  Every year, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This year the theme is focused on non-discrimination. The Role of Social Workers Social work is fundamentally a human rights profession.  ... Read More »

NASW Observes October as Domestic Violence Month

Social workers, domestic violence advocates, health care providers, law enforcement, survivors, and others across the nation have come together in their communities to raise public awareness about domestic violence. In October 1981, the observance of domestic violence began as a single Day of Unity. Later in October of 1987, the observance was expanded to identify October as Domestic Violence Awareness ... Read More »