Gender Based Violence: Immigrant Women in Canada Attached is some resources and references and my ideal direction of this essay.
Your essay must apply an intersectional analysis. As you cannot possibly discuss all groups of women affected by the issue you have selected to write about in a short paper, you need to narrow your topic further. To this end you should select a particular group of women. The group you select may be privileged OR marginalized by the intersection of gender with race/ethnicity/indigeneity, class, sexuality, or ability. For example, if you are discussing dating and hook-up culture in Canada, you may focus on female college students, many of whom are white and middle class.
Even after selecting one group of women as the focus of your essay, you may still have to narrow the scope of your essay even further as there may be too much information to cover.
The topic listed will generate problem-solution essay structures. Consider the following questions when planning and researching your essay:
Which theoretical concepts will be helpful to develop an analytical framework that explains the problem you have identified from a feminist perspective?
To this end, the first section of your essay after the introduction will begin by explaining the workings of patriarchy in relation to your broader topic. The specifics of the framework you build will depend on your topic. If you are focusing on Aboriginal women, for example, you will draw on key ideas from anti-racist feminism. Your framework is not meant to be a summary of a particular theory (e.g. liberal feminism).
What kind of background information, including history is needed to understand the present situation?
What is the scope of the problem? What are some of the causes (depending on the topic, this could be partially addressed in Q.2)?
How have the lives of this group of women been negatively affected?
What types of resistance and feminist advocacy are being undertaken to address the problem? How effective are these in leading to positivity?