Watch the WSWD 2013 video from Eva Ford, the President of the Jamaican Association of Social Workers. Eva argues that ‘we have a long way to go to balance our economic responsibilities with making sure we have a people focussed agenda to make the world a better place’.
Rory Truell’s World Social Work Day message: unequal, fluctuating societies and weak communities undermine health, wellbeing and positive futures
Rory Truell, Secretary General of the International Federation of Social Workers, writing on World Social Work Day 2013 in The Guardian newspaper, argues that ‘people thrive when they live in secure communities and environments; societies where a person’s dignity is honoured and they are able to contribute to their own and others’ wellbeing. Our experience […]
Two major social work publishers are making special offers as their contribution to world Social Work Day. In celebration of World Social Work Day on 19th March, Sage Publishing has made eight of the most-read articles from leading SAGE Social Work and Social Policy Journals freely accessible until 19th April 2013, including articles from leading journals such […]
There are many activities happening in the United Kingdom on World Social Work Day – 19 March 2013. The British Association of Social Workers is hosting events in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The event is also being marked in social work agencies. Several articles linked to WSWD 2013 have been published. These will […]
Visit The Guardian newspaper website to see comments on World Social Work Day 2013 from social work leaders around the world. Social workers from Australia, Finland, Iran, Kenya and Canada tell us what they like best about their job. Read the article here
IFSW European Regional President Cristina Martins talks about the importance of promoting social and economic equalities as inequality is the root problem for many social issues.
Global President Gary Bailey discusses the importance of the social work role in promoting social and economic equalities, and the embedded social work values of working towards for a more just world
Regional President Daniel Opare Asiedu acknowledges the social work contribution to positive change in Africa in his message for World Social Work Day 2013.
Mensaje de la Presidenta Regional por Latino América y el Caribe en ocasión del Día Mundial del Trabajo Social
La Presidenta Regional por Latino América y el Caribe Laura Acotto está animando a todas trabajadoras y todos trabajadores sociales de América Latina y el Caribe de trabajar para lograr justicia social, igualdad e inclusión social en una de las regiones más desigual del mundo. En su mensaje por el Día Mundial del Trabajo Social […]
Social Workers from Austerity Affected Countries Deliver Message to the European Union on World Social Work Day
Members of The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) from Spain, Portugal, Greece and Ireland meet with Commissioner László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion to engage the European Union in understanding the dire social affects of austerity upon the people of their countries. This year World Social Work Day theme is […]