This year, World Social Work Day took place on Tuesday, 16th March 2021. Social workers around the world came together to celebrate our achievements as a profession and to highlight the theme Ubuntu: “I am Because We Are”. This is the first theme of the 2020 to 2030 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development that calls for solidarity within communities, societies, and globally. The spirit of Ubuntu highlights that all people are interconnected and that our future is dependent on recognising all humans and their environments in co-building a sustainable, fair, and socially just future.
IFSW received over 100 translations of the WSWD poster and shared information about more than 300 events, videos, and initiates from IFSW members organisations, global partners, friends, governments, and communities from around the globe. Celebrating the spirit of Ubuntu, social work practitioners, students, academics, politicians, and service users have recognised the humanity of our fellow beings. As social work professionals, it is a privilege to be involved in individual and communal life transformation.
IFSW thanks all of you for being the voice of our social work profession and making WSDW 2021 one of the most successful celebrations.