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ANZASW Statement of Child Poverty Bill

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the announcement of the Child Poverty Bill, which outlines government plans to ensure that targets for reducing child poverty are met in the future.
ANZASW strongly believes that long-term efforts need to be made to tackle the crisis of deprivation endured by many Family / Whanau, in particular the urgent problem of severe poverty faced by tens of thousands of Children and Tamariki who often go without basic necessities.

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ANZASW Statement on World Social Justice Day

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) today celebrates the World Day of Social Justice.
Aotearoa New Zealand has a proud history of advancing the cause of progress: for example, we hold the distinction as the first nation on earth to grant votes to women thanks to the pioneering struggle of Kate Sheppard and the woman’s suffrage movement in the late nineteenth century.
Social workers are at the forefront of the fight for human rights and social justice in society; it is a profession that holds these principles at its core.

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