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World Social Work Day 2019: Social Work, Gender and Sexuality—Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion

Date: 20 Mar 2019

  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: Centre international de conférence Genève (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, room no 2, Geneva
  • Counterpart(s): School of Social Work, Geneva (HETS-GE) / School of Social Work, Fribourg (HETS-FR) / International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) / International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)

World Social Work Day 2019: Social Work, Gender and Sexuality—Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion
World Social Work Day has been celebrated around the globe since 1983. This year, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) teams up once again with the Geneva School of Social Work and its international partners to mark the Day at UN in Geneva.

World Social Work Day aims not just to showcase the achievements of social work and increase its visibility, but also to highlight its synergies with social development: shared commitments to social justice, inclusive development and human rights.

Social Work, Gender and Sexuality: Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion


The 2019 focus of the Global agenda for social work and social development is strengthening capacity for action, inclusion and equality. The celebration of World Social Work Day at UN in Geneva is part of this approach, focusing on the inclusion of women, as well as marginalized genders and sexualities, in all spheres of society. The event pays special attention to strategies and policies to combat the discrimination and inequality of these groups in all societies.


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