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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 224 journals)
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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 312)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 170)
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Groupwork     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning     Open Access  
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Voces desde el Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
Volunteer Management Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Argumentum     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
Trabajo Social Global - Global Social Work     Open Access  
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal  
Tempo Social     Open Access  

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Journal of Human Rights and Social Work
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      Abstract: Abstract This study assesses the role of mining companies in providing social security benefits to mining workers and the local community. It has used primary data collected from adult mining workers in 257 households working in public and private sector mines. The result finds inadequate social security benefits are delivered to mining workers and the local people. The profit-making behavior of mining companies, casual job contracts of workers, and poor monitoring and implementation of the mining laws are primarily responsible for workers’ deprivation from such fundamental rights. However, we observed that publicly managed mines are relatively better than privately managed mines in providing social security to the workers and area. In this context, recommendations of the study include strict implementation of mine laws, permanent job contract to workers, provision of employment for women both in open-cast and underground mines with proper social protection and security, necessary infrastructural development in the locality, and involvement of professional social workers to fight against the violation of human rights in the mining periphery.
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  • Addressing the Syndemics of HIV, Mental Health, and COVID-19 Using the
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      Abstract: Abstract Stigma and discrimination negatively impact the prevention, treatment, and care of HIV. The COVID-19 pandemic increased this complexity and created a cluster of synergistic health contexts, wherein the physiological aspects of HIV and the social and environmental conditions increased the vulnerability in health outcomes for youth living with HIV (YPLHIV) in Kampala, Uganda. We used interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) and the syndemics framework to understand the lived experiences of YPLHIV. From December 2020 to May 2021, six qualitative focus groups were held with 31 youth living with HIV to understand the lived experiences of YPLHIV. The guided questions used were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and coded for thematic analysis. Findings highlight the complexity of intersecting stigma of HIV and COVID-19 that have worsened antiretroviral treatment adherence and mental health issues due to lack of access to critical needs such as fears of food insecurity, health-related worries, the fear of perishing due to COVID-19, and human rights concerns related to gender and sexual identity. The study recommends addressing human rights–related concerns in addition to health-related concerns to comprehensively mitigate the syndemics of HIV and COVID-19 for YPLHIV in Uganda.
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  • Ex-offenders’ Appraisal of Offender Reintegration Programmes in South
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      Abstract: Abstract Offender reintegration programmes have become a mainstay of the criminal justice system, globally. They are embraced as a proactive way to reduce crime and re-offending. This paper explores ex-offenders’ views on offender reintegration programmes in which they participated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based on a qualitative study in which data was gathered using in-depth interviews and thematically analysed, this current paper discusses ex-offenders’ views on how they experienced reintegration programmes. The findings of the study clearly show that there are inherent systemic weaknesses and loopholes in the design of reintegration programmes, which compromises the realization and enjoyment of basic human rights of ex-offenders.
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  • Access to Justice and Right to Health: An Analysis of Lawsuits Represented
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      Abstract: Abstract Access to justice is a fundamental human right that often requires access to information. For justice to be served, access to information must be guaranteed as a right. The Public Defender’s Office of the State of São Paulo (DPESP) establishes the authority responsible for promoting access to justice for the weakest citizens in the state of São Paulo. This study analyzed DPSEP legal cases in the Ribeirão Preto region from 2013 to July 2016 involving the right to health and interviews in 2016 with users of the institution regarding their access to justice and the right to health. Documentary analysis supplemented the analysis of the lawsuits seeking health care and medication and the content analysis of the interviews. The results show that the Public Defender’s Office promotes assistance to the most needed in the context of lawsuits for receiving health care and medicines and protecting the right to health, even if users are not yet fully aware of rights and access to justice. In addition, the results demonstrated a relationship of trust in the contact between users and the Public Defender’s Office.
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  • Beyond the Right to Have Freedom: Religion and Belief in the Context of
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      Abstract: Abstract This article argues that the right to have and express freedom can be restricted for several reasons, including a public safety emergency. In line with this idea, this article discusses government regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a crucial impact on the discourse on the right to freedom in Indonesia. Methodologically, this study uses critical qualitative analysis to overview the focus issue of this research in academic work and mainstream media coverage. At this point, this study uses relevant and recently published information regarding the intersection between Indonesian government regulations related to COVID-19 and the manifestation of the right to freedom, especially freedom of religion. This article provides an essential finding that restrictions on the right to have freedom are justified in consideration of public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic. International human rights conventions explain this mechanism. This article is a timely and contextual academic review with two contributions. First, this article theoretically adds information to academic discussions around the intersection between human rights, religion, and state regulation. Second, this study will help the state and religion build a constructive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and future crises. This contribution can be elaborated more profound and comprehensive in future research.
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  • Female Genital Mutilation in the Afar Community: A Practice Against
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      Abstract: Abstract Female genital mutilation is a widespread health risk and violates women’s and girls’ rights in many African countries including Ethiopia despite countries promised for the principles of Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The problem is still vibrant in different parts of Ethiopia. Female genital mutilation is highly practiced in the Afar community. The community used forward tradition and custom, social status, preserve chastity, increase marriageability, hygiene, and beauty as justification for the practice. The practice of female genital mutilation in the community violates basic human rights of females and children: the right to equality and non-discrimination based on sex, the right to life, and the right to freedom from torture or cruelty and inhuman or degrading treatment. Promoting community outreach activities against the practice, strengthening the enforcement of the law and human rights standards, empowering girls to take a stand against female genital mutilation, and utilizing media to fight female genital mutilation are essential to eradicate the practice in the community.
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  • Two People and One Albino! Accounts of Discrimination, Stigmatization, and
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      Abstract: Abstract Discrimination against people living with albinism (PWA) has been reported to manifest in the areas of healthcare, education, and employment, while they are vulnerable to brutal attacks and murder in the name of witchcraft, superstition, and wealth. However, in the African literature on albinism, empirical studies that deployed victim-centered approach are scanty. Therefore, drawing from the theory of “othering,” the study used the narratives of 62 PWA in a qualitative technique, to explore the various forms of discrimination, stigmatization, and violence that PWA are exposed to in the Nigerian society. As against findings of earlier studies, this current study found family to be actively involved in exerting various forms of micro/macro-aggressive behaviors towards members with albinism. Incidences of institutional discrimination and denial of human rights were found to be particularly high against the PWA in the areas of education and employment. The need for Nigeria to evolve social reform policies that will bring about social justice was established.
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  • Exploring the Links Between Corruption and Human Rights Violations with a
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  • Transnational Advocacy at the United Nations for Social Workers

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      Abstract: Abstract Advocating at the United Nations is a daunting task for many social workers. The United Nations (UN) is so extensive, its system of agencies and relationships is complex and overlaid by politics, and there is no clear entry point for affecting change at the United Nations. However, as more of the social and human rights issues social workers confront in their practices have global roots and international implications, it becomes imperative that social workers seeking justice learn how to shape policies and decisions made at the UN. Advocating for policy changes beyond national boundaries is known as transnational advocacy. This paper guides the reader through the UN structure, and the roles of member states and non-state workers are discussed. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are a common vehicle for social workers to advocate at the UN. This paper introduces readers to the types of status NGOs hold at the UN, how NGOs advocate at the UN, and how social workers are currently represented at the UN. Two case examples of advocacy efforts are shared. One takes place at the High-level Political Forum, and the other involves the intersection of the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee and the Human Rights Council.
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  • An Assessment of the Sustainability of Living for Rohingya Displaced
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      Abstract: Abstract Ensuring human rights and fundamental needs of the forcefully displaced Myanmar nationals (FDMN), also known as the Rohingyas, has become a critical concern for the host and international communities. Based on some cross-cutting approaches such as social sustainability, livelihood, human rights, and security, this article assesses the condition of camps and the situation of lives of the Rohingya displaced people. The applied qualitative method (which incorporates Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), and expert interviews) has enabled us to find that Rohingya displaced people have been deprived of enjoying their basic human rights involving livelihood, security, and freedom of movement in many respects. They barely receive adequate food, health facilities, and safe housing in the camps despite efforts from the host and donor countries. The environment and living utilities in the camps are not conducive to healthy and sustainable living. The article also finds that displaced people, particularly women and adolescent girls, frequently face insecurity and violence in their daily lives. Opportunities for education, movement, and employment are also seriously lacking within the camps. This article, thus, emphasizes the proper management of the Rohingya refugees including their relocation to a safer place, and immediate and speedy repatriation to their home country. The findings of this article can be used as an example to analyze other cases where refugee people living in various parts of the world are confronted with similar challenges and problems.
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  • Awareness and Compliance with Court Judgment/Constitutional Provisions
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      Abstract: Abstract This paper examined the awareness and compliance with court judgment/constitutional provisions upholding the inheritance rights of Igbo women in Nigeria. The gender inequality theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels guided this study. A mixed-method research design was employed. A sample size of 490 adults was adopted using a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire for the collection of quantitative data and 25 traditional rulers using in-depth interviews to elicit qualitative data in the five states of South Eastern Nigeria. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data were content analyzed. The study showed that the majority of the respondents were not aware of the court judgment of Ukeje vs Ukeje (2014) in favor of female inheritance rights and constitutional provisions upholding inheritance rights. Compliance with court judgment/Nigerian constitution on female inheritance rights was  found to be very low. Strong attachment to cultural practices and beliefs, impinging on female inheritance rights, is still held sacrosanct among the Igbo. There is a need for an increased awareness campaign and imposition of a sanction for non-compliance. Awareness campaigns involving the use of songs, proverbs, dance, and drama, among others, composed in the native language to portray this discriminatory cultural practice and the dangers of its continued existence should be encouraged. Such would be an effective means of enforcing and upholding the inheritance rights of women in South Eastern Nigeria. This study investigated, for the first time, the awareness and compliance with court judgment/constitutional provisions upholding the inheritance rights of women among the Igbo, Nigeria.
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  • Exploring Gendered Monitoring and Evaluation of the Social Protection
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      Abstract: Abstract Nearly two decades after the intermittent but protracted civil war in Angola, the country is still recovering from some of the long-term adverse effects of this strife. Extensive infrastructural destruction and socio-economic fluidity aggravate these long-term effects, threatening the efficacy and effectiveness of social protection (SP) services. Furthermore, Angola’s paradox stems from its oil-rich status on the one hand and extreme poverty for a large section of its population on the other. A third of the population depends on subsistence agriculture and needs vibrant SP programmes to sustain and supplement their income. It is within such milieus that the inadequacies and deficiencies of social protection systems inadvertently threaten to derail human rights goals. Moreover, global discourse often erroneously disregards the human rights implications and outcomes of social protection. For these reasons, this paper is premised on the argument that the efficacy of rights-based SP programmes is entrenched in effective monitoring and evaluation. The paper acknowledges that the processes of design and successful implementation of both the SP policies and programmes depend on an organisation’s methods of monitoring and evaluation. However, this paper acknowledges that monitoring and evaluation are inadvertently context-specific aspects whose success is embedded in but not limited to socio-political variables at play. For this reason, the article makes use of the Social Relations Framework (SRF) and Human Rights–Based Approach (HRBA) to understand the gendered nature of inequalities bred and perpetuated by a flawed SP system in Angola. This qualitative study uses a systematic review of literature to explore the role of monitoring and evaluation in SP steeped within the human rights realm. It forwards the correlation of a bottom-up and needs-based form of monitoring and evaluation through decentralisation and communities’ participation for the effectiveness of SP programmes.
      PubDate: 2022-06-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00218-z
       
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      PubDate: 2022-06-14
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           Innovative Response to Homelessness in the USA

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      Abstract: Abstract Using an international human rights framework, this study explores how tiny home villages have provided unhoused individuals with critical shelter necessary for preserving health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, while attending to the needs of social connection and community maintenance. The gaps and inadequacies of conventional shelter systems in the USA for people experiencing homelessness have been highlighted by COVID-19. Physical distancing can be challenging for people experiencing homelessness due to the crowded congregate shelters and encampments. Furthermore, closed agencies and limited transportation can increase risk for isolation. People experiencing homelessness are more likely than the general population to have health risks, such as diabetes and heart disease, both of which can increase the risk of death for people who test positive for COVID-19. Through qualitative analysis of 32 open-ended survey responses of experts working and/or living in tiny home communities addressing homelessness, we explore how these leaders in the field responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two primary themes emerged through analysis: (1) villages prioritize safety through physical distancing, and (2) villages preserve social connection and combat isolation. This balance of being responsive to the safety guidelines of COVID-19, while also maintaining social connection and community building, highlights the need for social work to embrace new and innovative responses to homelessness and other social issues, particularly given the uncertainties and complexities of the future.
      PubDate: 2022-06-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-022-00217-0
       
  • Exploring the “Thigh-for-Marks” Phenomenon Among Public
           Universities in Zimbabwe

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      Abstract: Abstract While it remains uncontested that women and girls continue to face various kinds of sexual harassment at home, at work places and within societies, concerns over a trending phenomenon known as “thigh-for-marks” within university institutions have attracted close scrutiny from various interested stakeholders. This has prompted an exploration of the phenomenon in order to ascertain its implications on the educational as well as sexual and reproductive health rights of learners. Through qualitative lenses, the study found out that this form of sexual harassment is associated with intense psycho-emotional trauma, compromised educational output, loss of social capital and increased susceptibility to HIV/AIDS. Anchored on developmental social work principles, the paper advocates for robust sexual harassment policies within universities as well as clear reporting systems in order to safeguard the sexual and educational rights of students from outright infringement. The paper further argues for the adoption of a school social work model within institutions of higher learning in order to strengthen psycho-social support services in universities.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-021-00188-8
       
  • Social Work with Transgender Survivors of Human Trafficking: Implications
           for Practice

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      Abstract: Abstract Migrant transgender individuals are at an increased risk of becoming victims of human trafficking and yet are under-represented in research and policy on human trafficking. In the United States (US), they may often be seen in hospital emergency rooms but are frequently mis-gendered and discriminated against. This article discusses the issue of human trafficking of migrant transgender women through the lens of a case example and advocates for the use of trauma-informed care in US-based agencies serving this population. The composite case of Esperanza illustrates the implementation of human rights principles, ethical treatment, and trauma-informed care with a transgender survivor of human trafficking in US-based agencies. The ethics of care are discussed with an emphasis on the core social work principles of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Autonomy and beneficence are also integral to the ethical approach of provision for trauma-informed and culturally responsive care of migrant transgender women who are survivors of human trafficking.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-021-00200-1
       
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Transgender Women and Hijra: Insights from Gujarat,
           India

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      Abstract: Protecting vulnerable populations from the COVID-19 pandemic is a strategic imperative, especially when considering the potential vulnerability it has on a wide range of marginalized communities. Transgender women and hijra individuals who struggle to cope financially, mentally, or physically are vulnerable groups that require attention during the COVD-19 pandemic. Using a qualitative descriptive research design, 12 transgender women and hijra persons participated in semi-structured telephone interviews during India’s lockdown phases (1.0 and 2.0) of the COVID-19 pandemic. A snowball sampling technique was used to recruit study participants.
      Authors identified five themes: knowledge and practice; psychological domain; health conditions; individual and community experiences; and support. Findings offer broad insights into bolstering health concerns and access to healthcare services from public health and human rights perspective. An access to adequate healthcare services is a fundamental human right. The COVID-19 pandemic response without a human rights framework will have a major impact on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals. Future studies of this population will illuminate unique considerations for healthcare workers while providing care to this neglected group.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-021-00184-y
       
  • Refugee Integration and Globalization: Ugandan and Zimbabwean Perspectives

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      Abstract: Abstract This article examines refugee integration in a globalizing world through the example of the efforts made, and challenges faced, by refugees, communities, and governments in Zimbabwe and Uganda. Using documentary analysis, the article shows how the two countries have striven to integrate refugees through encampment and non-camp settlement policies despite structural challenges such as restrictions on movement, economic crises, high unemployment, and limited state funding and resources. The article begins by conceptualizing globalization and integration and then reviews the perspectives on refugee integration in the two countries. It concludes with some recommendations to improve refugee integration in both countries.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-021-00189-7
       
  • Human Rights–based Practice in Social Work: The Case of Asylum
           Seekers in Canada

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      Abstract: Abstract For the last three decades, Western host countries have been implementing restrictive immigration measures toward asylum seekers aiming to keep them out, to contain them in their country of origin or to toughen their living conditions in the host country. These measures have deeply affected the civil and political rights of asylum seekers as well as their social and economic well-being. Using an exploratory approach, this study explored how social workers dealt with situations of social and economic human rights violations experienced by asylum seekers in Canada. Findings revealed that many factors shaped social workers’ conceptions of human rights and their decisions to engage in human rights–based practice. These factors were academic training, social workers’ personal stance toward human rights, and social workers’ approach to structural disadvantage carried out in public institutions toward asylum seekers. Findings suggested social workers developed different understanding of inland immigration measures and the effect of structural disadvantages in asylum seekers’ host countries. Findings also illustrated interventions centered around human rights that followed from empowerment, such as consciousness-raising, critical thinking and actions of mobilization.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s41134-021-00191-z
       
 
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