This conference will finalise a global consultation process that will set the strategic priorities for the social work profession from 2020 to 2030. Social work is the fastest growing profession in the world as more governments and employers recognise the powerful impact that social workers have in communities. Lower crime rates, better health outcomes, more […]
The World Social Work Day poster for 2019 is now available. IFSW President Silvana Martinez invites social workers and organisational partners to co-brand the poster and send language translations to be displayed on the IFSW website. Dr Martinez said: World social work day and our joint actions are not only a demonstration of the […]
La Région de l’Amérique du Nord de la Fédération internationale des travailleurs sociaux dénonce la discrimination fondée sur la race, la religion, le sexe et l’identité de genre, le pays d’origine, en plus des caractéristiques individuelles ou collectives. Nous prenons acte des excuses présentées récemment par le premier ministre du Canada, Justin Trudeau, pour le […]
The North American Region of the International Federation of Social Workers speaks out on discrimination against people based on race, religion, gender and gender identification, country of origin in addition to individual or group characteristics. We acknowledge the recent apology by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, for Canada’s refusal in 1939 to allow […]
“Dai-me os fatigados, os pobres, os povos encurralados ansiosos por respirar liberdade …” Placa da Estátua da Liberdade, New York Harbor Uma caravana de migrantes provenientes da América Central tem estado sob os holofotes a nível mundial, desde que estes saíram das Honduras, Guatemala e El Salvador em direção aos Estados Unidos via México. […]
“Dame tus cansancios, tu pobreza, tus ganas anhelantes de respirar en libertad, …” Placa en la Estatua de la libertad – Puerto de Nueva York La caravana de migrantes centroamericanos y centroamericanas que están realizando el peligroso viaje desde Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador a través de México hacia los Estados Unidos, centra hoy la […]
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free…” Statue of Liberty Plaque – New York Harbor Worldwide attention has been drawn to a caravan of Central American migrants that is making the perilous journey from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador through Mexico toward the United States. Numbering between 3000 and […]
The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has formed partnerships with legal and civil rights organizations to provide a range of support services for migrant families. NASW is a member of IFSW. Social workers are responding to the concerns of immigrant families being separated and stripped of their rights by providing holistic assessment services, […]
IFSW is concerned that the United States of America under the Trump administration has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This action has been roundly condemned by rights groups and was described as “disappointing, if not really surprising” by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The United States Ambassador to […]
Today the Andrés Bello University in El Salvador presented Silvana Martinez with an Honorary Doctorate for ‘Dignifying the Social Work Profession’. The award was issued in recognition of the leadership role that Dr Martinez has performed in the Latin American and Caribbean region and worldwide. In her acceptance speech Dr Martinez, said, “Today, before all […]
Executive Committee About IFSW North America IFSW has 5 regional structures. The North American Region comprises the United States of America, represented by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Canada, represented by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). CASW and NASW-USA have worked together cooperatively over many years in an effort to strengthen the profession in […]
The main conference theme highlights the ways in which a plurality of sexualities, genders and various intersectionalities converge to shape contemporary society. This conference thus aims to explore how these complexities inform social work practice, research and education for not only academics but also practitioners and service users.
Advancing Social and Economic Justice Through Innovation: In this high-speed, tech-driven world, it is more important than ever to share with and learn from one another. Together, we strive to create a meaningful and effective learning environment for our growing student communities.