26 Int'l Soc. Work 1 (1983)

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EDITORIAL


     HE economic role of women in the
       developing  countries is no more  a
       strong subject of controversy but the
 woman   is still expected to be the  main
 charge of household  chores and  this pre-
 cludes her undertaking  a job  outside the
 portals of the home, leaving her a limited
 choice of unskilled traditional out-lets to
 add  to the family income.  Salima  Omer,
 Regional Advisor on Women   from the Eco-
 nomic and Social Commission  for Asia and
 Pacific, trained employees concerned with
 Women's  activities in their respective coun-
 tries. The article Training Workshop  on
 Management   of  Economic   Activities for
 Women   -  A  Joint Endeavour by  ESCAP
 and ICSW  is a description of the training
 programme  undertaken in India in late 1981.

 The   paper by  Robert Cummings   reviews
 a new definition of social development based
 upon global value transformations even in
 international organizations like United Na-
 tions, OPEC etc.

 The article   Community Participation:
 The Needed   Approach   to  Primary  and
 Secondary Prevention  of  Disability and
 Rehabilitation of the Disabled  in Rural
Communities  argues that in the social con-
text of a  country like Bangladesh  where


most  people are rural, illiterate and condi-
tioned  by cultural prejudices about disabi-
lity; modern sophisticated health technology
cannot  be made available to the mass popu-
lation and stress has therefore to be placed
on  the primary  and  secondary  prevention
of  disability.

   Margret Coutts and Ian McBean,  graphi-
 cally elaborate the genesis and complexities
 of suicide and still more of attempted sui-
 cide. The  mechanisms  of suicide are ex-
 plored and how  and  who  to deal with it.
 Rather a concise article, by no means ex-
 haustive, it stirs the reader to want to know
 more. Perhaps  some  one else will attempt
 a more elaborate work  on  the subject.
 In   contemporary Nigeria, the author dis-
 cusses problems facing children and  how
 they in turn affect two major  institutions
 for socialization, the family and the schools.
 Lastly, in another article Nazneen Maya-
 das briefs us on the psycho-social aspects
 of the welfare of the refugees in a thought
provoking write-up adding how in the worst
of circumstances, beyond  the fulfilment of
the basic needs, some work  can be  under-
taken with the displaced.
                       Chandra  Dave
                       Editor-in-Chief

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