This guide gathers resources on advocacy and social action from a global perspective. It will also assist you in gathering information for your Country Research Paper & Advocacy/Social Action Proposed Project for SW 553: International Social Work.
The world is your oyster! Have a list of countries you want to visit? Choose to learn more about one of them. Haven't started a list or want other ideas? Consider researching a country/topic that's caught your attention in the news lately. Or try on of these tools to pick a country to focus on:
Maybe you'd prefer to start with a social problem/issue and pick a country based on that. For this project, the range includes, but is not limited to:
Child labor and girl children Human trafficking of girls Hunger and malnutrition
Street children and gender Girl child education Global health girl child
Orphans Globalization and women Health & mental illness
HIV/AIDS Poverty Access to clean water
Immigration Child soldiers Forced labor
Build on the development and advocacy work already happening! Explore these resources as well as non-profits, non-governmental organizations and governmental agencies in the countries you're interested in and the US.
Also: if you're really interested in an organization you see here, get in touch with them! Email and Skype work everywhere (just be aware of timezones).
You already know about the cite button in databases and Google Scholar right? And to check the bottom of a page for its citation and/or the reference list, right?
APA has citations for datasets, tables/graphs, webpages and much more. Remember, you want to provide an accurate citation so that someone else can find the awesome data and sources that you're using.
You'll probably find some great stuff through Google, consider switching your results to "news" to get a feel for current events.
Remember to be skeptical, evaluate everything you find and to cite it!