Gender Based Violence: Immigrant Women in Canada
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?