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On May 25th, 2022, GISW signed MOU with Bangaladesh to start GISW Bangladesh. This portal will provide current training in social work online in both Bangla and English language. The signing took place in Dhaka during the WSWD2022 international conference attended by hundreds of dignitaries, renowned social workers and speakers, and participants from all over the world.

What is the GISW?

'Social Work Response on the Russian War against Ukraine'

GISW stands with social workers in Ukrainian social workers in condemning the war and urge all parties to seek diplomatic channels in the the quest to stopping the invasion and violence. 

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GISW conducted an interview with an Ukrainian social worker and would like to share the powerful voice of the social worker and educator, in the person of Dr Oksana Boyko, Associate Professor from the Department of Social Work, University of Kyiv. She said: "I am Ukrainian. I am social worker. And what's going on now in my country is not just about 'things done by government', NOT A CRISIS IN ANYWAY, IT'S A REAL WAR; this is about real WAR, with massive trauma, loss and bereavement, rape, torture, violence.


Do share with others and join in the advocacy for stopping the war in the name of the urgent humanitarian cause.

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Solidarity and Support with Ukrainian Social Work Educators from the Schools of Social Work

from IASSW and statement from Prof. Darja Zaviršek,
President of the Eastern European Subregional Association of Schools of Social Work



Open Letter to the United Nations advocating for open corridor for humanitarian aid and safe passage for social service workers.

Global Social Work TALK launched

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 Urgent Action for Afghanistan crisis 2021

The key purpose of the Global SW TALK is to inspire for action, share best practices and ideas, innovate and co-create the future of social work. Prominent leaders in social work from all over the world will be invited to speak on issues that are important to social work and the future well being of our society. 


The inaugural presentation for the Global SW TALK was by Associate Professorial Fellow S. Vasoo from the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, who is also advisor and fellow of the Global Institute of Social Work. He spoke on vital community work strategies for future good of society. 


Professor Angie Yuen, Past President of International Association of Schools of Social Work presented on Innovation and Partnership in Social Work and Social Work Education. 

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CXI supports GISW and SWAB

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On behalf of Global Institute of Social Work, Social Work Across Borders, and with the support of International Association of Schools of Social Work, International Council of Social Welfare, Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work, Connexions International and other international organisations, we have written to the President of UN Security Council in support of the plight of humanitarian and social workers in Afghanistan. 


We feel that urgent action is needed as we advocate that UN as well as other global action agencies including the Red Cross and Red Crescent, to act speedily to save lives and maintain basic human rights for the protection of humanitarian and social workers and to ensure their safe passage.

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