ANZASW Statement on Pink Ribbon Appeal and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports the Pink Ribbon street appeal which begins today, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Today we pay tribute to survivors, those living with the condition and their families / whānau. We also acknowledge those who have lost their lives to breast cancer and all those who have to live with such loss. It is difficult to find a community in this country that has not been impacted by some type of carcinoma; breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of the disease for women in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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ANZASW Reflections on Matariki & Indigenous Models of Social Work

Kia ora, ngā mihi ki a koutou Over recent weeks Matariki was celebrated in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Association has produced a short film that celebrates Matariki while reflecting on the development of indigenous models of social work practice and the experience of Tangata Whenua members over their careers. We have tried to present an honest, critically-minded kōrero about the […]

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ANZASW Reflections for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

ANZASW has released the following short video for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018:   The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) recognises the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples as a time for reflection. As we reflect on this day, which occurred earlier this month, we consider the United Nations Declaration on the Rights […]

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Reflections on Matariki and Indigenous Models of Social Work

Over recent weeks Matariki was celebrated in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Association has produced a short film that celebrates Matariki while reflecting on the development of indigenous models of social work practice and the experience of Tangata Whenua members over their careers. We have tried to present an honest, critically-minded kōrero about the problems of the past which feed into the present, such as colonisation, institutional racism and pākehā domination of the sector, while also acknowledging the progress that has been achieved.

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