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Tag Archives: rights

Social workers advocate for disability rights

By Alison Laurio, News contributor Lisa Primm admittedly has a soft spot in her heart for children. As a disability rights social worker, Primm had as a client a young boy with severe diabetes. He received a dog that was trained to be responsive to the sugar levels in his saliva, and would alert his parents at home — even ... Read More »

Voting rights march ends with D.C. rally

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In 1965 people gave their lives for the right to vote, said Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National NAACP. “We need to protect the right to vote in 2015,” Brooks told a cheering crowd outside the nation’s capital on Sept. 16. The event marked a final rally and advocacy day for ... Read More »

NASW joins conference on voting rights

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW is continuing the fight to support voter rights as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Staff from NASW attended the organization’s “Moving Voting Rights Forward: A Conference on Strategy for 2014 and Beyond,” hosted in Washington, D.C., last month. The Voting Rights Amendment Act (H.R. 3899; S. 1945), ... Read More »

NASW involved in original March on Washington and anniversary events

By Rena Malai, News staff Washington, D.C.’s National Mall vibrated with energy on Aug. 24 as tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. gathered to celebrate the “National Action to Realize the Dream,” the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. NASW members and staff were among those who attended the march, and ... Read More »

Briefing focuses on rights of parents with disabilities

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW co-sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing in April to discuss the rights of parents with disabilities, as well as the recommendations to protect these rights. The briefing, called “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children,” was based on a report from the National Council on Disability released in September ... Read More »

NASW Staff Attend a Congressional Briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People

On Monday, July 25, NASW staff attended a congressional briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People held at the Dirksen Senate Building.  The Briefing was led by the International Federation on Ageing in collaboration with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People and hosted by the Senate Committee on Aging.  Speakers called for recognition of the rights ... Read More »

Court Victory in Montana: Kulstad v. Maniaci

The Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion earlier this week in a case where NASW earlier filed an amicus brief.  The case concerned the parenting rights of individuals in same-sex relationships.  NASW had filed an amicus brief supporting recognition of the parent- child attachment between the non-biological mother and the two children she had raised jointly with her partner of ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 9, 2008

Source: Google News Kids’ rights: Plan of action TODAYonline – Singapore These proposals were welcomed by some 250 participants, which included social workers and educators, at a forum to discuss Singapore’s progress in promoting … Flora Wallace Baltimore Sun Age 86 The social worker and ex-music critic for The Sun created a scholarship for students at Peabody. By Jacques Kelly ... Read More »