ANZASW Statement: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

Tomorrow (Saturday 17 October 2020), is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme for this year, as set by the UN, is Acting Together to Achieve Social and Environmental Justice for All. This theme recognises the complex and multidimensional nature of poverty and that poverty and issues of social justice cannot be eradicated without the parallel recognition […]

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Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers’ Day 2020

Today is Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers’ Day for 2020! 2020 has been a difficult and unprecedented year and has presented many challenges for people, both personally and professionally. It has been a year where social workers have been required to adapt and reimagine the way they deliver the incredible services they provide. ANZASW is extraordinarily proud of social workers […]

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ANZASW Response: Aotearoa New Zealand’s disappointing ranking in UNICEF child wellbeing rating

ANZASW is concerned to read the findings presented in the Innocenti Report Card 16 which was released yesterday (3 September 2020). The report ranks Aotearoa New Zealand 35th out of the 42 developed countries included in the report. The aim of the Innocenti Report Card series is to monitor and compare the performance of economically advanced countries in securing the […]

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Kia kaha, kia kotahi ra. As-salaam alaikum. Our strength is our unity. Peace be unto you.

This week will be a difficult week for many in New Zealand, especially our Muslim communities, as the terrorist who carried out last year’s attacks is sentenced. ANZASW would like to offer our support and solidarity as we stand with Aotearoa’s Muslim community. The attacks tragically killed 51 people as they prayed, and wounded many others both emotionally and physically. […]

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