Feminist perspectives contribute to social work a focus on explaining and responding to the oppressed position of women in many societies. This is important because, in most societies, women are the main clients of social work, and most social workers and social care workers are women. Feminist perspectives, therefore, help everyone — not only women — to understand how their social role and position is worked out in society; in particular, they allow the female majority of social workers and their clients to practise in solidarity with each others’ worldviews. Feminist practice contributes practice methods and skills in collaborative dialogue and groupwork that can be used to achieve a consciousness of issues that affect women in their social relations within societies. These can also be applied more widely.
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