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Reclaiming international social work in the context of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Some critical reflections:

Published on May 1, 2019in International Social Work
· DOI :10.1177/0020872818774107
George Palattiyil4
Estimated H-index: 4
(CGD: Center for Global Development),
Dina Sidhva3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of the West of Scotland)
+ 3 AuthorsJanet Carter Anand4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Eastern Finland)
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Abstract
The protection of human rights and the promotion of social justice is a shared spirit manifested within all social work. Islands of local concern are directly affected by global stresses and inequalities, and the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development has created a space for repositioning social work globally in addressing these challenges. This article opens up definitions and examples of international social work, arguing the need for integrating an international outlook within social work education and policy in order that the emerging workforce, wherever they may be, are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values for international action.
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