Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Role of Social Workers

  • Suradi Suradi Research and Development Center for Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Affairs of Republic of Indonesia
  • Soni Akmad Nulhaqim Faculty of Social and Political Science, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Nandang Mulyana Faculty of Social and Political Science, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Edi Suharto Ministry of Social Affairs of Republic of Indonesia
Keywords: indigenous peoples, poverty, social worker

Abstract

Indigenous peoples were placed as second-class citizens, that have fallen behind in all aspects of life than any other citizen. In fact, indigenous people in any country has gained international legal protection through 'the United Nations Declaration the Right of Indigenous People' since 2007. In the entity, within the indigenous peoples, including women and children. The form of response to the declaration, each country develop policies in the form of regulation and followed by action programs targeting indigenous peoples. It has been over 10 years of the declaration proclaimed, but the indigenous peoples still face a lot of problems in the social, cultural, economic, political, legal, land and natural resources; not even the women and their children. This situation requires the presence of a social work profession, in which the role of professional help to acquire rights, improve the quality of life and well-being of indigenous peoples.

Keywords: indigenous peoples, poverty, social worker.

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Published
2019-02-18
How to Cite
Suradi, S., Nulhaqim, S. A., Mulyana, N., & Suharto, E. (2019, February 18). Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Role of Social Workers. Asian Social Work Journal, 4(1), 11 - 19. Retrieved from https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/73
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