Social work is normally considered or misunderstood to be a
function by which help is extended to people who are not that well off.
It can take on the form of economic help, or just caring for others. We
know that millions of people in the world live below the poverty line
and are needy. Nevertheless, just providing economic help is not enough.
Generally, a person thinks that by donating to a charity, or by paying
their taxes, their duty to society has been done. In reality, this is
not true, social work meaning helping people to return to the mainstream
Helping people was thought to be a work of religious and
charity organizations only, but now, there are professional and
academic disciplines committed to the pursuit of social welfare,
justice, and development. A lot of fieldwork is conducted in researching
and improving the quality of life of individuals, families, and
communities. Economics, philosophy, medicine, education, psychology, and
sociology are the disciplines in which people specialize, and later,
join international organizations like the United Nations or any private
NGO. Nowadays, social workers are also involved in helping people who
are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Support is also given to people who
been abused or molested. Helping such people requires specialized
training, and today, a number of people have specialized in these areas,
and they are completely involved in providing social work.
are so many reasons for the social imbalance in the world and people,
governments, and organizations have started addressing them seriously.
If we think that people in the third world countries are the ones that
need social help, we are wrong. Even in developed countries, poverty
exists and they house slum areas. Governments that realize the existence
of social imbalances have made efforts to help and remove or reduce it.
To a fair extent, the developed countries have been able to tackle and
address social issues, and have been able to correct them to quite a
large extent. However, no country has been able to eliminate them,
To rid the world of social injustice is easier said
than done, as it requires a collective effort by everyone. People should
be willing to help and those who need help should be willing to accept
it. Only a collective and focused effort by everyone will help to reduce
social imbalance in the world.