Social Work Practice with Local Communities in Balochistan: Essential for Political Engagement
Keywords:Social work, Local communities, Political engagement, Balochistan
The article argues a variety of characteristics of social work, wide community practice movements, and necessities for political engagement in local communities in Balochistan. Drawing on secondary knowledge and also the author's observations and analysis on community development in Balochistan, it highlights a question: do social work practice in local communities typically, and notably through political engagement? The analysis shows wide community practice movements in Balochistan and argues that social work and their profession are practically absent in local communities, and after they are thus engaged, most of them don't interact politically. Insight of local communities’ backgrounds and people’s depressing circumstances, the very important for social work to interact politically in community practice are mentioned. These are as follows: holding to values social work practice with communities, creating access and gaining acceptance, awareness-raising and capability building, difficult artful and oppressive community power structures, and make certain property community development. Finally, it's argued that too with success address these necessities, social work might have to alter its non-political and non-religious unbiased stand, wherever appropriate. In several conditions, social workers have to be compelled to specialize in the profession’s basic values and principles and keenly interact with local politics and power structures so on improving the living conditions of individuals and local communities in Balochistan.
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