A few months back a skype conversation with one of my dear friends about social work in child protection led to me creating and facilitating a training on the role of social work and psychosocial support in Child Protection projects. So for the last 5 days I have been in Kabul, Afghanistan doing a training for a room full of Afghani social workers – men and women working on child labour, child abuse, juvenile justice = child protection. It has been exciting, challenging and intense to say the least. It has been empowering too. I have a renewed motivation towards social work, social justice and human rights. I come away so much stronger in my convictions and in my drive to work for a more just society.