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Secretary Clinton to Give Speech on Global Reproductive Health Friday: Tune in and Take Action

Jan 8, 4pm - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton just completed a major speech commemorating the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in support of women's rights to reproductive health and family planning. Secretary Clinton highlighted the importance of ensuring women's access to reproductive health and family planning services and helping women and girls lead healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. She also emphasized that we must advocate for equity on behalf of women and girls and that they should, and will, be a central part of the United States foreign policy. View the speech at www.icpd2015.org Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

Obama watches from KC social workers’ home as wife addresses DNC

The Kansas City Star reports that Barack Obama watched his wife address the Democratic National Convention Monday night at the Brookside home of social workers Jim and Alicia Girardeau. The Girardeau family, who has a neighbor on Obama’s campaign, had 28 hours’ notice that the Obama’s visit could happen. They didn’t know for sure until Monday morning. They unplugged their ... Read More »