ERIC Number: EJ726776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 39
Women, Human Rights, and Counseling: Crossing International Boundaries
Chung, Rita Chi-Ying
Journal of Counseling & Development, v83 n3 p262 Sum 2005
The fast-paced movement of globalization has affected all walks of life including professional counselors. As the world becomes more accessible, increased instances of social injustice on a global scale have become more apparent, with women and children being especially identified as victims of social injustice and human rights violations (World Health Organization [WHO], 2003). Professional counselors in developed industrial countries can no longer ignore this situation but instead must be proactive in addressing social injustices and human rights, both on a national and an international level. The purpose of this article is to examine, from an international perspective, the role of professional counselors in the context of working with women both in the U.S. and internationally. The aim of the article is threefold: (a) to heighten awareness and understanding of the interrelationship of global women's issues within the profession of counseling, especially as it relates to women, social justice, and human rights; (b) to advocate for professional counselors to be actively involved in working with women internationally; and (c) to discuss the challenges in working on a global level. Thus, the article targets both the work that a professional counselor would do internationally and working with international populations within one's home country.
Descriptors: Females, Global Approach, Civil Rights, Counseling, Counselors, Justice, Feminism, Culture Conflict
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