Change, social development and social movements in an international context in subsaharian Africa (Tanzania)

Change, social development and social movements in an international context in subsaharian Africa (Tanzania)

Manzanera Ruiz, Roser

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Abstract:

The actions of the women ́s social movements in African continet can be defined as social development actions, more in line with the needs of the local population. Education and social work practice in this context has many difficulties such as lack of resources and inadequate training schools, appropriate curricula, etc. Through a case study in East Africa the role of social movements women and its relationship to social development and social work is discussed. It starts with the certainty that their actions should be considered as an opportunity to overcome some of the professional and educational social work challenges in the continent.

Keywords: Social development, Africa, women’s social movements, international social work

Resumen:

Las acciones de los movimientos sociales de las mujeres en el continente africano pueden incluirse como parte de las acciones de desarrollo social, más acordes con las necesidades de la población local. La educación y práctica del trabajo social en este contexto cuenta con bastantes dificultades por aspectos como la falta de recursos como escuelas de capacitación insuficientes, programas de estudio adecuados, etc. A través del estudio de caso al este de África se discute el papel de las mujeres movimientos sociales y su relación con el desarrollo social y el trabajo social. Se parte de la certeza de que sus acciones deben ser tenidas en cuenta como una oportunidad para superar algunos de los desafíos profesionales y educacionales del trabajo social en el continente.

Palabras clave: Desarrollo social, África, movimientos sociales de mujeres, trabajo social internacional

Article info:

Received: 01/01/2015 / Received in revised form: 12/05/2015
Accepted: 20/05/2015 / Published online: 25/06/2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.10.4

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Manzanera Ruiz, Roser. "Change, social development and social movements in an international context in subsaharian Africa (Tanzania)", Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences, 2015, july, n. 10, pp. 65-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.10.4

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Title: "Change, social development and social movements in an international context in subsaharian Africa (Tanzania)"
Author: Manzanera Ruiz, Roser
University: Universidad de Granada
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Pages: "65-82"
Date: 2015, july
URL: http://www.comunitania.com/roser-manzanera-change-social-development-and-social-movements-in-an-international-context-in-subsaharian-africa-tanzania/
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.10.4
Magazine: Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences
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Manzanera Ruiz, Roser. "Change, social development and social movements in an international context in subsaharian Africa (Tanzania)", Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences, 2015, july, n. 10, pp. 65-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.10.4