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Pictures from 10th Annual International conference of ISOWN



Pictures from 10th Annual International conference of the institute of Social work Nigeria held at the women development centre, Abuja

Institute to partner stakeholders against ‘modern day slavery’, others


By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria (ISOWN) said it will organise a two-day international conference in collaboration with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Uk, Modern Slavery project Team.
The institute noted that the conference was aimed at repositioning social work practice and ensure acceptable standard of the profession globally.
The organisation in a statement issued yesterday by Mr Michael Aniekan, ISOWN Communications Manager, said the conference scheduled for November 4 to 5 would feature seven key sub themes geared toward addressing pressing social development problems in the society
He listed the sub themes as Modern-day slavery, rehabilitation and reintegration, community development, boarder control, access to legal aid service as well as social welfare interventions.
Aniekan who identified the conference as 10th in the series noted that it would have in attendance social welfare officers, community development experts from across 776 local government area councils in Nigeria and the Commonwealth.
“The seminar will draw together some of the leading social experts, lawyers and social work educators, stakeholders to help reposition the practice and ensure standard of profession as deemed acceptable globally.
“In attendance will also be relevant government agencies and parliamentarians at the forefront of reviewing and drawing up content for possible amendment on existing legislation and raising awareness of these issues in their constituencies.
“In Nigeria, there are particular challenges relating to social development which has hindered national growth; with Sub-Sahara Africa recording a high rate of social infrastructural decay in the world.”

Institute Commends FG For Establishing Ministry Of Humanitarian Affairs


By Ruth Oketunde

Abuja – The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria (ISWON) has commended the Federal Government for establishing the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to tackle modern day slavery and other social welfare issues.

This is contained in a statement by the institute’s Communications Manager, Mr Micheal Aniekan, on Wednesday in Abuja.

It said that the country had been faced with numerous challenges relating to social development, which in turn had hindered national growth.
“In Nigeria, there are particular challenges relating to social development which has hindered national growth; with Sub-Sahara Africa recording a high rate of social infrastructural decay in the world.

“We commend the federal government for responding to this challenge by introducing the new ministry and believe that this ministry will live up to expectations,” the statement read in part.

It added that on its part, ISWON will organise a two-day international conference in collaboration with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) UK, Modern Slavery Project Team to address modern day slavery, among others.
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t listed other sub-themes to be discussed as rehabilitation and reintegration, community development, boarder control, access to legal aid service and social welfare interventions.
The statement said the conference scheduled for Nov. 4 and 5 will have social development experts and relevant government agencies as participants. 

Brief interview on the issue of Human trafficking in Nigeria with ISOWN officials and stakeholders


Novelty match at LABADI BEACH RESORT, ACCRA, GHANA



Isown Communications manager joins stakeholders across Africa and the commonwealth at a Novelty match to raise awareness against Human trafficking at LABADI BEACH RESORT, ACCRA, GHANA