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Global Social Work Shared Interest Group

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Shared Interest Group Committee

Chair: Jeanette Kruger:
Co-Chair: Anan Hamdan:  


The Mission of GSWSIG is to:

  • Provide a forum for social workers with an interest in social work practice and issues in other countries around the globe
  • Facilitate collaboration and sharing of skills and experiences amongst social workers interested in developing social work capacity in under resourced countries through teaching, practice, research, advocacy and the provision of resources.

 Goals / Objectives

The goals of GSWSIG are to:
• Provide opportunities for social workers to share their experiences and expertise in working with schools of social work and social service agencies and community organizations in other countries;
• Facilitate collaboration amongst individual social workers interested in developing social work capacity in under resourced countries through teaching, practice, research, advocacy and the provision of resources;
• Improve our knowledge and skills in international social work and related issues through educational opportunities, training and e-learning so as to better inform our practice and advocacy for international projects and at home regarding
      policy and practice with immigrant populations;
• Build bridges between ourselves in the US and other social workers in other countries – between American academic programs, agency or hospital related programs and such programs in other countries.




 Global Shared Interest Group Working Subgroups:
.Communication: Building Data Base Group
 Jeanette Kruger contact person 617-320-1238
.Developing Skills and Capacity group
  Lauren Shebairo contact person 617-661-1010X146
.Start a Project & Grant seeking group: Tanzania
  Margareth Shauri contact person 781-718-9729
.Israel/ Palestine Group
  Anan Fareed contact person 617-504-7143
.South Africa group
 Jeanette Kruger contact person 617-320-1238



GSWSIG Meeting on  Tuesday October 11th ,2011
Time: 6:8:30PM
Location: 91 Aspen Ave, Newton MA 02446
Agenda: planning for year 2012, Subgroup meeting; Tanzania$ Palestine Israel.
For more Information contact: Jeanette at: 16179691238
All welcome and join us.

 Ghana, W. Africa Tentative dates of travel May 25,2012 to June 10, 2012.
For more information or to register please contact Beverly Sealy, PhD at

 Conferences / Seminars

 Council on Social Work Education 57th Annual program Meeting
 October 27-30. 2011
 Increasing Access: Confronting Disparity and Inequality

 Campus Culture & Social Justice: Become a True Ally for Oppressed Groups 23 June 2011 online

 Contact name: Pam Ranallo



 Past Events

May 24th 2011 Rape & Gender Violence as a Weapon of War by: Pat Aron and Kelley Ready

March 22nd 2011 Spotlight on Tanzania By: Margareth Shauri

Earthquake in Japan by: Shuei Kozu 




  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn . Alfred A. Knopf adivision of random House.Inc. New York (Jun 1, 2010)



  Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

    Program Specialist Tanzania-Dar es Salaam. For more information Please visit this website:

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