Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective

Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective : An Introduction to International Social Work

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An eye-opening overview of international human rights and social justice, this exemplary introductory text focuses on current global problems of pressing concern for social workers. Susan Mapp addresses difficult topics such as healthcare, violence against women, war and conflict, forced labor, and child soldiers in an accessible manner that encourages students to think critically about such problems, research the issues, and get involved with organizations that are working on them. The content comes alive with brief but vivid narratives of individuals suffering from these social problems, and with suggestions for what students can do to create change: both now and what they will be able to do as professionals. Mapp analyzes problems in their cultural contexts to help the reader understand how they developed, why they persist, and what the local and international responses, both governmental and nongovernmental, have been. As the world becomes ever more interconnected and problems in the Global South affect those in the North, this volume will educate and empower the next generation of social workers to effect real change in the more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 20 line illustrations
  • 0195313453
  • 9780195313451

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"I warmly recommend this book to all social workers who are preparing to enter the arena of international social development. It is a true source of inspiration to those who dare to take up the challenge to show that social work can indeed make a major contribution toward reversing the processes of discrimination, poverty and gender oppression in the world."-Sven Hessle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University, and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Social Welfare "This text provides a critical contextual overview of the major issues that are faced in international social work. It provides an excellent foundational understanding to anyone wishing to work within the international arena of social work."-Patrick Thomas Panos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, Brigham Young University "This book provides an excellent overview of universal human rights as an organizing framework for international social work, and I highly recommend it as a source of practical knowledge and useful information."-Catherine Hawkins, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, Texas State Universityshow more

About Susan C. Mapp

Susan C. Mapp is an Assistant Professor in the Elizabethtown College Department of Social Workshow more

Table of contents

1. International Social Development ; 2. Human Rights ; 3. Forced Labor ; 4. International Child Welfare ; 5. War and Conflict ; 6. AIDS ; 7. Issues Particularly Affecting WOmen ; 8. Millennium Development Goals (MDG) ; 9. A Call to Action ; APPENDIX 1: UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ; APPENDIX 2: OPPORTUNITIES IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORKshow more

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