by Emanuel Stoakes As part of a regular look at social justice issues in Aotearoa New Zealand, today we are focusing on the issue of refugees. Refugees are victims of circumstances beyond their control; they differ from economic migrants in that they have been forced from their place of dwelling because of war, natural disaster or persecution. They are often […]» Read more
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.