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date: 25 April 2018

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Gender hierarchy is the most pervasive source of inequality in the world. In view of the commitment of social work to the goal of justice, redressing the consequences of inequality among the most disenfranchised should be at the core of professional intervention. Rather than discussing the merits of specific types of practice intervention adopted by social workers, I focus on strategies and knowledge-gathering techniques relevant to empowering women, with an emphasis on five social work methods.

Keywords: gender hierarchy, women inequality, class, race, and gender oppression, social justice professional goal, psychological and social empowerment strategies

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