Celebrating World Social Work Week: Embracing the Theme of Buen Vivir

Celebrating World Social Work Week and Social Work Day: Embracing the Theme of Buen Vivir

This week marks the commencement of World Social Work Week (18th March), culminating in the celebration of Social Work Day (19th March). This year, we have the privilege of embracing the theme presented by the International Federation of Social Work (IFSW): Buen Vivir, a shared future for transformative change.

Buen Vivir is an indigenous concept rooted in holistic well-being and harmony with nature and resonates deeply with the principles of social work. It underscores the importance of respecting diversity and fostering collective action to create sustainable and inclusive communities.

As we honour the ethos of World Social Work Week and Social Work Day, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to each of you for your unwavering dedication, compassion, and professionalism in your roles across our organisation. Your tireless efforts contribute immensely to fostering inclusive and thriving communities, embodying the spirit of Buen Vivir.

In alignment with the principles of Buen Vivir, we encourage you to take this opportunity to engage in reflection, dialogue, and celebration of your invaluable contributions individually and within your teams. Let us amplify the narrative of social work, highlighting its profound impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Social Work England has curated a diverse array of events and activities for the week. Please visit the Social Work England website to learn more and participate actively.

To further explore the theme of Buen Vivir and its relevance to social work, we recommend the following useful links for your reference:

As we embrace the theme of Buen Vivir, let us collectively illuminate the transformative power of social work, nurturing solidarity and inclusivity within our communities.