Session: Human Rights and SDGs: A Social Work Perspective SIG (Society for Social Work and Research 24th Annual Conference - Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality)

Human Rights and SDGs: A Social Work Perspective SIG

Friday, January 17, 2020: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Marquis BR Salon 13, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)
Yoosun Chu, Ph.D., Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Margaret Lombe, Ph.D., Boston College, Smitha Rao, MSc, Boston College and Kaipeng Wang, Ph.D., Texas State University
The primary objective of The Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Social Work Perspective Special Interest Group is to coordinate SSWR members interested in Human Rights and SDGs and provide a focal point for discussions relevant to social work research, education, and practice. The SDGs agenda is a United Nations initiative, which underscores people-centered approaches, human rights, environmental sustainability, equity, and prosperity sharing. Social work, is well-positioned to play a leadership role in this endeavor through advocacy, education, and research. The SIG will provide a platform for networking and collaboration on Human Rights, SDGs, and social work.
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