Background of [Region/Country]: Main Development Issues and Gender-disaggregated Data
You will be provided with guidelines on how to write a memo/brief.
Briefs to be 2-3 pages, single-spaced. It can include a small section to list your sources, or you can list sources only in endnotes/footnotes.
Choose a gender issue that affects a particular region/country. You can get ideas by looking at the course syllabus. Carry out independent research and you can also use sources from syllabus.
You can email Dr. Gill to check your gender issue before you get started.
You have the option of working individually or in pairs.
1. Region/country background: main development issues, gender-disaggregated data
2. What is your selected gender issue and why is it important? What types of inequalities exist in relation to that issue? What social groups are most affected by this gender issue? What progress has been made over the years, if any? What are the challenges, at all levels, for addressing this gender issue effectively?
3. What national regional International policies exist to address this issue? Which actors are responsible for addressing this issue?
Formal report style (e.g. no word contractions, no use of pronoun 'I'); concise writling; use endnotes or footnotes to cite sources; think of an original title; make it visually appealing and easy to read by using font styles, colours, headings and sub-headings, bulleted lists.