Tag Archives: International Social Work

Summit Convenes Transdisciplinary Global Community With Focus on Co-Building an Eco-Social World

By Paul R. Pace The world needs new policies, social contracts and practices that foster relationships and partnerships that build security and confidence for all people and promote the sustainability of the planet, say world social work leaders. The social work profession is an important stakeholder and partner for global action to further this commitment. To help set these goals ... Read More »

Social workers discuss role in promoting U.N. goals

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Grameen Bank provides credit without collateral to those who are poor in rural Bangladesh. Aimed primarily at women, these microcredit loans of often no more than $100 are meant to help those who are poor launch small businesses. The bank says it has 8.92 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women, and it ... Read More »

UN entities call for end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

Twelve United Nations entities this week released an joint statement calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The document, “Ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people,” states that all people have the equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma. Aligned with ... Read More »

Gary Bailey on Global Youth Unemployment

Gary Bailey, the President of the International Federation of Social Workers and a Professor at Simmons College, recently took part in a television panel on global youth unemployment on Chinese television. Click here to listen. Panel Discussion: Gary Bailey, the President of the International Federation of Social Workers and a Professor at Simmons College. Ann Herbert, the Director of the ... Read More »

NASW Supports the Global Social Service Workforce Strengthening Alliance

NASW is a member of a global Social Service Workforce Strengthening Alliance that was formed following the November 2010 Conference in Cape Town.  The Alliance advocates for and coordinates support to country level initiatives that help to develop the workforce that provides critical services to vulnerable children and families.  The Alliance is currently seeking a Senior Advisor, SWWS Alliance to further ... Read More »

The World at 7 Billion People: An Event Highlighting the Power of Women and Girls

UPDATE BELOW: On September 13, NASW staff members from the Human Rights and International Affairs department attended “The World at 7 Billion People,” an event sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), National Geographic, and other governmental organizations. In late October 2011, it is expected that the world’s population will reach 7 billion people. In light of this, the ... Read More »

World Refugee Day, June 20, 2011

June 20, World Refugee Day – Imagine being forced to leave your home and rebuild your life in a new country, in a new language and a new culture.  A refugee has done just that.  By definition, a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. In order to ... Read More »

Travel to Brazil with NASW and Explore International Social Work

There are only a few spaces left for social workers with relevant experience to travel to Brazil with NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark October 15-24, 2011 as a member of the People to People Social Work Delegation. Consider an investment in your career that will last a lifetime. You could benefit from over 50 years of People to People exchanges ... Read More »

Notes of a Korean Exchange Professional at NASW (Part 4)

Introduction NASW (National Association of Social Workers) hosts professional social workers from foreign countries for time limited exchanges. The purpose of such exchanges is to provide the exchange professionals with a close up view of the various mechanisms involved in supporting and sustaining a professional social work workforce in the U.S. Starting April 2010, NASW has hosted a social work ... Read More »

Notes of a Korean Exchange Professional at NASW (Part 3)

Introduction NASW (National Association of Social Workers) hosts professional social workers from foreign countries for time limited exchanges. The purpose of such exchanges is to provide the exchange professionals with a close up view of the various mechanisms involved in supporting and sustaining a professional social work workforce in the U.S. Starting April 2010, NASW is hosting a social work ... Read More »