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The 6th Indian Social Work Congress was held in New Delhi. It was joinly organized by National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI) and Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi. Dr. Martha Farrell posthumously honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award during this edition of congress for her lifelong work towards gender equality, women’s empowerment and prevention of sexual harassment at workplace.
The theme of 6th ISWC 2018 was “Human Development and Social Inclusion: Imperatives for Social Work Education and Practice”. This theme takes into consideration contemporary concerns of local to international community within present context and in consonance with the social work value framework.
6th ISWC2016 aimed to
- Provide platform to social work professionals to discuss and deliberate on issues related to human development.
- Engage with issues related to Social Justice and Inclusion, within context of social work education, research and practice.
- Address diverse issues and challenges pertaining to human development and social justice vis-à-vis social work profession in rapidly transforming socio-political and economic landscape.
- Exchange experiences of social work educators, researchers and development practitioners to augment networks and coalitions of social workers for invigorating social work profession.
The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) 2018 held in New Delhi from November 9 to 11, 2018. It was co-hosted by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Korea and its organising partners namely Rehabilitation International Korea and LG Group.
GITC is being held every year in Asia- Pacific region and such events were held in past in countries like South Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam etc. The objective of GICT was to leverage IT skills among youth with disabilities and also to spread awareness about application of Information and Computer Technology in enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities. The event saw participation around 300 participants including 120 Youth with disabilities from 24 Asia Pacific countries. It also had IT Forum in which countries will present their work and achievement in ensuring accessibility to persons with disabilities in IT sector.