Policies

Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression

People whose sexual identity, sexual orientation or gender expression differs from the norm are vulnerable to oppression and marginalization to differing degrees in all nations of the world. In some
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Global Definition of Social Work

The following definition was approved by the IFSW General Meeting and the IASSW General Assembly  in July 2014:
Global Definition of the Social Work Profession
“Social work is a practice-based profession and
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Effective and ethical working environments for social work: the responsibilities of employers of social workers

IFSW POLICY STATEMENT
1      Introduction
This policy provides guidelines regarding the working environment required for:

effective and ethical social work practice;
alignment of organisational and social work practice objectives;
protection of the interests of service
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Global standards

The process of developing global standards for the education and training of the social work profession1 is as important as the product; the actual standards that have been developed. In
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Statement of Ethical Principles

1. Preface
Ethical awareness is a fundamental part of the professional practice of social workers. Their ability and commitment to act ethically is an essential aspect of the quality of the
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Globalisation and the environment

Introduction
Globalisation is the process by which all peoples and communities come to experience an increasingly common economic, social and cultural environment. By definition, the process affects everybody throughout the world.
A
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Displaced persons

Introduction
The displacement or forced migration of people within their own countries is today a common international phenomenon. Such migration may be caused by internal armed conflicts, situations of general violence,
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Youth

Policy Issue
IFSW considers it necessary to re-evaluate the contribution social workers can make in the areas of policy-making, development of programmes implementation, and evaluation of services for young people. IFSW
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Women

1 Rationale
1.1 Attending to the well-being of women and girls is essential to social and economic development worldwide, as reflected in the inclusion of promoting gender equality and the empowerment
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