Statement by Palestinian union for social workers and psychologists Palestinian union for social workers and psychologists is following closely the hard and harmful decision that UNRWA has implemented in Gaza strip and West Bank which reduces services and project assistance. In addition, UNRWA has decided to end more than 1000 jobs (956 in Gaza and […]
Asia and Pacific
Michael Lynk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in OHCHR has thanked IFSW for its support of Munther Amira who last week was released from 6 months imprisonment for peacefully protesting for children’s rights. The international social work profession took immediate action when Mr Amira was arrested last year. In addition, more than 15’000 people signed […]
IFSW Secretary-General, Rory Truell talks with Palestinian social worker Munther Amira who this week was released from an Israeli military prison for non-violently protesting to protect children’s rights. Mr Amira describes the importance of the social work approach to non-violent protest and resistance, and how advocating for all people’s human rights is the essence of […]
Theme: 60 Years of Social Work in Iran: Past, Present, Future
The first of May is not a day to celebrate as much as a bell that beats in the minds of people and society to knocking the walls of the reservoir and restore to themselves the values of dignity and freedom with all its values and concepts In Palestine, the first of May is a […]
Statement from the Aotearoa New Zealand Assocation of Social Workers: Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand is under unprecedented attack. As the voice of the profession in the country, the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) appeals to international colleagues for solidarity and support at this critical time. The assault centres around a […]
Guy Shennan, Chair of BASW has written an open letter to the Chair of the Israeli Union of Social Workers on the arrest and imprisonment of Munther Amira, the former General Secretary of the Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists, and the military detention of Palestinian children. Read the letter here.
Statement issued by Palestinian Union of Social workers and Psychologists (PUSWP) We stand today, with all humanity, professionalism and high responsibility, to extend our unwavering support and unlimited thanks to the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) for its support, and solidarity with the issues of our people and its endeavours to achieve justice and […]
Munther Amira, the former President of the Palestinian Social Workers Association has been convicted by the Israeli authorities for peacefully protesting against the detention of Palestinian minors. Mr Amira was sentenced to six months in prison and five years probation for peacefully participating in protests by Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank yesterday. He […]
Asia-Pacific Executive Committee Honorary Secretary Irene Leung, Hong Kong Treasurer Michiko Hirata, Japan Publications Secretary Elsie Lee, Malaysia Regional Conference Liaison Committee till 2019 Regional Conference Sriganesh Venkatanarasiah, India Committee Members Sung-Kyung Kang, Korea Karen Healey, Australia Sharima Ruwaida Abbas, Malaysia Eva Ponce de Leon, Philippines (Financial Adviser) Ex-Officios Theo Ai Hua, Malaysia (Ethics) Raed […]
The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers wishes to express solidarity with colleagues in the Maltese Association of Social Workers (MASW) who are engaged in industrial action. Members of MASW have been striking in order to seek improved work conditions, alongside employees of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS), including psychologists, family therapists […]
On behalf of more than 7500 social workers from all over the world who have signed the petition calling for the immediate release of Munther Amira, the IFSW Human Rights Commissioner Nigel Hall and IFSW Main Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Priska Fleischlin, have sent letters to relevant agencies at the United Nations. […]
A statement issued by the Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists – General Secretariat The Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists, an affiliated member of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), works to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of Palestinian social workers and to defend their rights. For 70 years […]
A statement issued by the Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists on the Israeli occupation forces arresting Munther Amira, a former general secretary of the PUSWP, during a peaceful march demanding the release of detained children who are suffering harsh conditions of detention… Read the full statement here.