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date: 03 December 2022

Human Rights and Social Worklocked

Human Rights and Social Worklocked

  • Obie ClaytonObie ClaytonClark Atlanta University
  •  and June Gary HoppsJune Gary HoppsUniversity of Georgia

Summary

The National Association of Social Workers affirms a social worker’s responsibility to social change and social justice on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed peoples. Because of this directive around social justice, it is the profession’s responsibility to make connections among individual human rights issues within the broader social, economic, and cultural contexts that create conditions where injustice can take place. Social workers in the 21st century, especially those working at the policy or macro level, must be able to recognize and emphasize human rights in their practice and policy recommendations on local, national, and international levels. Social workers can bring attention to the need to craft solutions to human rights violations that take into account global human rights standards.

Subjects

  • Macro Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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Content and references updated for the Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work.

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