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NASW takes steps to help influence international drug policy

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on international drug policy was held April 18-21. This UNGASS brings together the international community and member countries of the United Nations to discuss principles and strategies to address the problem of drug use and drug trafficking throughout the world. However, much of the agenda and discussions centered on the international crisis ... 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 »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

Posted June 13, 2015 Did you know that at least one in 10 older adults living in the United States experiences abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year—and that, for every reported case of elder mistreatment, an estimated 23 cases go unreported? Such mistreatment can manifest as neglect or self-neglect; emotional, psychological, physical, or sexual abuse; financial abuse and exploitation; and ... Read More »

One Person, One Action, One Nation: United Against Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15   Every year, at least one in 10 older adults experiences elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Moreover, researchers estimate that, for every reported case of elder abuse, another 23.5 cases go unreported. Social workers play essential roles in preventing, identifying, and addressing elder abuse. That’s why every action by every individual is needed ... Read More »

Take Action on Elder Abuse: Comment on National Priorities & Raise Awareness

Join NASW in commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), an observance of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, this month. Visit the WEAAD resource library for information and ideas about how to plan a program in your community. Schedule a viewing of a WEAAD program addressing governmental and United Nations perspectives on elder abuse on Friday, ... Read More »

United Nations International Women’s Day – March 8, 2012

Background International Women’s Day (March 8, 2012) is recognized around the globe as a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. International Women’s Day provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievement of women around the globe, raise awareness of women’s issues, and inspire people to continue to fight for women’s rights. The ... Read More »

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 »

“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 »

Anti-Prostitution Pledge Ruling

The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, on July 6, 2011, upheld a ruling that the federal government cannot force HIV/AIDS-prevention grant recipients to certify their agreement with the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act’s anti-prostitution statement.   Often referred to as the “anti-prostitution pledge,” it reads: ‘No funds made available to carry out this Act may ... 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 »