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ASSIGNMENT A: ASSIGNMENT ON GENDER ISSUES (80 points)
In this paper, you will be asked to explore societal challenges as they relate to gender oppression.
You are to find current journal articles from the social work profession that are peer reviewed and
pertain to gender challenges. These may relate to global perspectives on gender bias in the
workplace, the feminization of poverty, the plight of the African American male, affirmative action
debates as related to gender, single fatherhood, ageism, or other forms of oppression.
Using the resources mentioned above, write a 6-8 page paper related to a gender issue which you
have identified. Use at least six references from professional social work journals and other
professional sources. (80 points)
Your paper should clearly address the following issues:
A. Clearly identify the population-at-risk, the gender issue, explain how it has come to
be an issue, identify at least one policy, and describe any controversy which
surrounds the issue worldwide. (20 points)
B. What are some of the prevailing opinions domestically and globally related to causes
of and solutions for the problem you have selected? (10 points)
C. How does this issue relate to generalist social work practice, values, ethics
(discussion of NASW’s or IFSW’s Code of Ethics) and the alleviation of
discrimination with populations of different sizes? (20 points)
D. How does your particular issue also relate to nationality, ethnicity and class? (10
E. Discuss how gender affects access to resources, social, economic, and other forms of
social/distributive/economic justice. (10 points)
This paper should be typed in APA format and not in outline form. Use headings, subheadings,