ANZASW celebrates World Social Work Day 2018.

by Emanuel Stoakes Today we are mindful of all of the work our colleagues internationally do, often in difficult circumstances, across the globe. We think particularly of our colleagues in the developing world, who are under-resourced and yet doing their best to help clients affected by trauma, grievous rights abuses and war. In keeping with the International Federation of Social […]

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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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New Zealand Social Workers Express Solidarity with Colleagues in Malta

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 and clerks. This follows similar […]

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ANZASW Statement on Inquiry into Abuse in State Care

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) commends the government for its decision to hold an inquiry into the historical abuse of children that occurred in state care. The need for such an inquiry has been evident for some time, following the recommendations of the Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial […]

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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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