An Open Letter to The Prime Minister of Greece on Maintaining Social Work Services

To the Honorable Prime Minister of Greece: Mr. Antonis Samaras On behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, we are writing to you to express our deep concern at the suspension and likely reduction of social work staff and social work training that the Greek government has initiated. The economic crisis facing austerity-affected countries […]

Tags: 17 Apr 2014

Applications are invited for the post of Editorial Board Member for International Social Work

International Social Work is a peer reviewed journal designed to extend knowledge and promote communication in the fields of social development, social welfare and human services. Its major focus is on international themes in the delivery of services, the functions of social work professionals and the education of social workers. Applications are invited for membership […]

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Democracy – a Real Right or reserved for the few?

Update on the IFSW Real Rights Campaign The IFSW Human Rights Commission launched a campaign for Real Rights in June 2013. Whilst the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in Social Work Day at the UN in March 2013 challenged IFSW to contribute to the work in updating and making a reality of International Human […]

Tags: 4 Apr 2014

Social Worker Takes a Stand on the Overuse of Medication

IFSW United Nations Representative and Swiss social worker Pascal Rudin has highlighted the problem of the massive increase of medications to treat ADHD in children.  ”Medications have a place, but 95% of children could be treated in a more holistic way that addresses the underlying social basis of their problems”, Mr Rudin said. To read the full article in German please click here.

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Celebrations of 2014 World Social Work Day

Social workers all over the world celebrated 2014 World Social Work Day with the theme: Social and Economic Crises – Social Work Solutions. The day has been a major demonstration of international social work unity, in both celebrating the social work contribution to society, and in sending common messages to governments based on our professional […]

Social Workers Making Contributions of Consequence

Dr Rory Truell, Secretary-General of The International Federations of Social Workers 2014 World Social Work Day Message. Each year World Social Work Day takes on new energy and significance. All of IFSW’s 116 country-members are celebrating the contribution of social workers to society, and using the opportunity to advocate common messages to their governments. ‘Social […]

Tags: 17 Mar 2014

Social Work Day Celebrated in Egypt

  Social workers from throughout Egypt and international guests from Palestine, Yemen, Sudan and Germany meet at Helwan University in Cairo to celebrate 2014 World Social Work Day. The theme of the day was, ‘Social and Economic Crisis – Social Work Solutions. Dr Rory Truell, the Secretary- General of The International Federation of Social Workers, […]

Greece: Social Work Day of Action

On Wednesday the Greek public sector social workers shut schools, left hospitals and public services on emergency staffing levels to protest against Government plans to fire a number of public servants due to Troika’s demands. About 40 social workers of the public sector are about to lose their jobs and a lot more are threatened […]

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