What is ISWD ?

The International Social Work in Development (ISWD) is an organization committed to raising the awareness of the role of social work and to promoting social work practice values and skills in international development efforts.

 

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The mission of ISWD is to advocate for in the engagement of individuals, families and communities as co-partners in development and to advance the contribution of social work to support this objective.

ISWD aims to partner with development agencies so as to promote the effectiveness of international development aimed at reducing poverty, enhancing social justice, protecting human rights, and facilitating democratic processes.

ISWD seeks to identify vulnerable populations, such as women, children and youth, orphans, refugees, elderly and people with disabilities to ensure their rights are respected as well as to promote inclusive development that is participatory of all stakeholders.

 

 

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1. Development of Network

Develop a web-based network of professionally trained social workers, social work educators and students to access resources and bridging of efforts to address poverty reduction, social justice and democratic governance.

2. Establish Partnerships

Establish and facilitate ongoing partnerships among major international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations (NPOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), Schools of Social Work and donor communities to address development issues through empowerment of community and targeted populations utilizing social work value and approach.

3. Strengthen Capacity

Through capacity building training of local social workers in the community, raise and strengthen voices of local people and organizations to actively and effectively be involved in development process.

4. Identify and Empower Vulnerable Populations

Specfically focus on vulnerable populations, such as women, children and youth, orphans, refugees, elderly and people with disabilities to ensure social justice and to promote inclusive development that promote participation of all stakeholders.