Department of Social Work
University of the Witwatersrand
Ajwang’ Warria, DLitt et Phil., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). She holds a doctoral degree from University of Johannesburg and Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Cape Town. Her research and teaching interests lie in child protection, migration, intervention research/ structural interventions and international social work. Her current research projects are exploring child protection in sports, school counselling, psychosocial interventions with trafficked victims, ICTs and migration and fathers in child protection. She has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications.
Ajwang’ serves on the Foreign Qualifications Panel at the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) and the Gauteng Trafficking-In-Persons Task Team. She was the lead investigator in several projects such as in the UNICEF-DSD project on testing assessment tool for children entering the alternative care system in South Africa; Save the Children’s child migration manual development and training of forensic social workers working with child sexual abuse cases. Furthermore, she has been a member of several working groups constituted by the South African Department of Social Development and Department of Justice tasked with drafting several South African policies, strategies and regulations relating to child protection and human trafficking.