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World Social Work Day is a time to celebrate the extraordinary change that is possible when people are encouraged to realise their own power to transform lives

You have to start with what the people want, what their concerns are and to bring everyone together, so they can realise their power to change things,” says social worker Jino Joy. These words were spoken in India, but they could have been said by a social worker anywhere in the world.

World Social Work Day is a time to highlight the role of social workers in empowering people and facilitating social transformation from India to Iceland.

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