Social work values for the XXI century: Human Rights and the ethic of the gift
AbstractThe current ethical values for social work are undoubtedly based on the idea of the human rights. Remember the Universal Declaration of the human rights in article 1 which says: �All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.� This universalistic approach of humanism is also reflected in the Code of Ethics of the International Federation of Social Work (IFSW). In the definition about social work of the IFSW you find the following connection to the human rights idea: �Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental for social work.� Therefore we can say that social work is a human rights profession. But how are human rights realized?
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