Post in Honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017
Re-posted from the Global Social Work Alliance: http://www.socialserviceworkforce.org/
Championing the Role of the Workforce in Advancing Women’s Rights
On International Women’s Day, we reflect on opportunities to achieve gender equality
As we celebrate and mark International Women’s Day, we must consider and reflect upon the best ways to advocate for women’s issues globally. It is also an ideal time to take stock of the important role of the social service workforce toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 5 that calls for gender equality.
In a guest blog by Dina Kastner, Field Organizer for the National Association of Social Workers, United States, she highlights how marches are one tool for mobilizing social workers in support of women’s issues. Read her blog “The Role of National Associations in Organizing Social Workers to Advocate for Women’s Rights.” A guest blog by Molly Fitzgerald, Plan International USA, highlights the significant inequalities women and girls face, and the heavy burden placed upon the social service workforce as a result. Her blog “Global Goals Require Gender Equality and a Strong Social Service Workforce” demonstrates the urgency for strengthening the workforce to thereby advance the rights of women and girls.