Ending child marriage in Africa – What could be done?

by Christopher Dapaah
Excerpt from Global Newsletter - September 2016

In many African countries communities have increasingly recognized child marriage as a serious challenge. Child marriage disproportionately affects young girls, who are much more likely to be married as children compared to young boys. For many of these girls marriage before the age of 18 or younger is a personal, life-changing tragedy having a devastating and long-lasting impact.

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Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to host the SWSD2020 Conference

Joint World Conference for Social Work and Social Development, 2020, with the Theme:
Promoting Human Relationships

The Joint Steering Committee, representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for organising and hosting the 2020 Joint International Conference on Social Work and Social Development (SWSD2020). This biennial conference is organized by agreement of the three organizations (IASSW, ICSW, and IFSW) and reflects a history of inter-organizational cooperation. Under the current agreement, the first conference was held in Hong Kong, China in 2010, the second in Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, the third in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and the forth in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2016. The 2018 conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland. The conference is generally held in the month of July and anticipated to attract a minimum of 1,500 participants, but can be as high as 3,500 (Hong Kong).

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The human dignity and value of every human being: what does it mean for Morocco today?

By Driss GUERRAOUI
from Global Newsletter - August 2016

The theme of dignity seems abstract on the surface but in fact it is at the heart of what should be the central concern of public policy not only in our country, Morocco, by also playing a decisive role on the agenda of all regional and international organizations concerned with human condition. It has direct relevance for the world development in the XXI century. It is also of the utmost importance to try to see the interaction of these two fundamental concepts: the dignity and value of the human being.

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Seoul Declaration from IASSW, ICSW & IFSW

The three partner organisations dealing with social policy, social work and social work education are committed to the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development in promoting a just and inclusive world and a sustainable environment in harmony with communities.

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