For all the latest news and registration information – please visit the APSWC Website: https://apswc2019.com/ Please note: The last date for submission of abstracts is extended until 30th March 2019.
As the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers took to the streets on Sunday to support LGBTIQ Victorians at the Midsumma Pride March, the Association welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that it plans to outlaw ‘conversion therapy’. The harmful and thoroughly debunked practice aims to change, suppress or eliminate an individual’s sexual […]
(Photo: Priska Fleischlin and Kate Gilmore) As IFSW and the OHCHR prepare plans for working together, Priska Fleischlin the IFSW UN Commissioner meet and interviewed UN representative and qualified social worker Kate Gilmore who holds the position of Deputy High Commissioner (OHCHR). They discussed the upcoming World Social Day event at the United Nations […]
The findings of pioneering research exploring social workers’ role supporting vulnerable children and adults during the Northern Ireland conflict was launched on Thursday in the Ulster Museum, Belfast. The culmination of a two-year study conducted by an international team of academics, Voices of Social Work Through The Troubles, gives a platform to social workers as they recount putting their […]
(Photo) David N Jones, Paula McFadden, Rory Truell, Silvana Martinez, Lola Casal, Jermaine Ravalier The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and Bath Spa University Centre for Health and Cognition (in association with Ulster University Social Work Department) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding which will form the basis of a new research partnership aiming to shine […]
(Photo) Rory Truell and Vasilios Ioakimidis The University of Essex has recognised the IFSW Secretary-General Dr Rory Truell with the title of Honorary Professor. Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis the Director of the School of Social Work, said “We are very honoured to welcome Dr Rory Truell to the Centre for Social Work and Social Justice […]
International Social Work Congress of Social Work in Siberia The first Congress of social workers of Siberia with international participation will take place in West Siberian city Kemerovo. The title of the Congress is «Social workers are the key factor for social welfare of vulnerable people». In Siberia we have 10 regions and all […]
John Brennan from the Irish Association of Social Workers is the new IFSW European Vice-President. Mr Brennan has been an active member of IFSW for many years. IFSW President, Silvana Martinez welcomed John Brennan to the global Executive team. She said: John is well known in IFSW and has performed outstanding work for the […]
The Global Initiative to End all Corporal Punishment of Children has released a report showing which states worldwide have prohibited all corporal punishment against children and the international efforts to end all violence against children. Download the full report here.
The 25th Asia-Pacific Joint Regional Social Work Conference (2019) will be held at Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India, between 18th and 20th of September 2019. A pre-conference seminar will also be held on 17th September. This is a biennial Joint Regional Conference of International Federation of Social Workers – Asia Pacific (IFAP ) and Asian and […]
There is an unfolding and deepening humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. A rapidly declining economy has resulted in food and fuel shortages across the country. There is now limited access to health care, medical treatment and food. Citizens men, women and children, who mounted protests regarding deteriorating conditions and the recent dramatic rise in fuel prices, […]
Please note the deadline for the abstract submission is extended to January 31 2019. Click here>> to submit a proposal.
Happy New Year for 2019 I want to thank and acknowledge social workers globally for the profession’s successes throughout 2018. The beginning of the year highlighted the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development theme: Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability. Subsequently, many examples binding together strengthening communities and protecting the environment have secured practice […]
Dear social workers all over Europe! Today, as you all gather with family and friends, I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Looking back on 2018, I genuinely believe that we have many reasons to be very proud of our professional accomplishments. From these successes and experiences, we will draw the […]
The Paraguayan Association of Social Workers have been admitted into Full Membership of IFSW after a postal ballot by IFSW members. The PASW was founded in 1945, and currently has 400 professionals of social work members. IFSW President, Silvana Martinez said, ‘We are delighted that Paraguay has joined IFSW. Each new member country brings skills […]
De la Presidenta de la FITS: Estamos llegando al final de este 2018. Ha sido un año histórico y muy importante para cada uno de nosotros y para la profesión del Trabajo Social a nivel mundial. La FITS entró en una nueva etapa en su historia ya que este mes de julio se han elegido […]
From the IFSW President: We are reaching the end of 2018. It has been a very important year for each one of us and for the social work profession. IFSW entered a new phase this July with the election of a new executive that along with myself, comprises a Treasurer and representatives from each of the […]
Social worker Sher Gestro, Service leader at Lifewise Family Services in Auckland New Zealand talks about ‘Mana Whānau’ – a social work programme that works with families that are at imminent risk of losing their child to state-care when it has been identified that a child is at significant risk. The intensive evidence-based programme involves […]
IFSW Secretary-General, Dr Rory Truell speaking on social work perspectives and experiences in advancing human rights in an interview with ANZASW.
The IFSW Human Rights Commission takes this opportunity to acknowledge the global efforts to support Human Rights. This includes significant contributions from social workers acting as volunteers, in governments, agencies, NGOs, private practice, in social movements, and in communities to advance the rights and dignity of all people. The Commission also recognizes that the impacts of global climate change […]