MALTA- SILENT DEMONSTRATION AGAINST VIOLENCE ON SOCIAL WORKERS (AND OTHER HELPING PROFESSIONALS)
Following recent alleged violent aggression on two social workers of the Richmond Foundation, the Maltese Association of Social Workers (MASW) organized a silent demonstration in order to show solidarity towards its fellow colleagues whilst simultaneously raising awareness that violence towards social workers and other helping professionals is not tolerated.
For this purpose the MASW held a demonstration near Café Cordina, in Republic Street, on Monday 3rd June 2013 at 17:30. The Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity (Hon. Dr. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca) and the Shadow Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity (Hon. Dr. Chris Said) were informed of the activity and were present to listen to social workers concerns.
A number of Social Work professionals participated in this demonstration, especially since this was a crucial point for social workers and other helping professionals.
The MASW submitted also a formal report along with its recommendations to the Minister and Shadow Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity.
IFSW Europe congratulates the MASW and all social workers from Malta for this powerful initiative.