THE CHALLENGE TO PROMOTE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY IN NAMIBIA THROUGH SOCIAL WORK

Social work is called upon by the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to promote a more just society. Social welfare services in Namibia are not aligned with the country’s vision to significantly reduce inequalities by 2030. The absence of a legislative mandate is key to social work...

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Published in: Social Work Vol. 53; no. 4; pp. 563 - 578
Main Authors: Chiwara, Peggie, Lombard, Antoinette
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: Stellenbosch University 10-01-2017
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Summary: Social work is called upon by the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to promote a more just society. Social welfare services in Namibia are not aligned with the country’s vision to significantly reduce inequalities by 2030. The absence of a legislative mandate is key to social work’s challenge to shift from a focus on primarily psycho-social service delivery to engaging in social and economic justice issues. It is recommended that the Namibian government formalise its adoption of a developmental social welfare policy in order to create an enabling environment for social work to promote social and economic equality.
ISSN: 2312-7198
2312-7198
DOI: 10.15270/53-4-598