We are all working on two topics – a general and a specific topic. The general topic is a quick essay on gender competence and eradication of breast ironing in sub-Saharan Africa. What you are basically required to do here is to write an analytical piece with not less than 20 references on the topic “Relevance of Gender Competence in Eradicating Breast Ironing Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
You can actually coin your own topic from the theme “Gender Competence and Breast Ironing Culture.” This means you can either use the topic as is provided here or structure it the way it will be easy for you to approach. The main fact is that whatever you’re writing on must be on how Gender Competence plays or could play a role in eradicating breast ironing culture.
The first thing is that I have to see the title of your own essay and various sub-headings you will treat in it. I have to approve this before you proceed. Deadline for submission of title and subheadings is Monday by 11pm. This is because you need to proceed on the main work immediately. Deadline for submission of main article is on Thursday by 11am. Print it out and bring to class. It should be 22 pages (including not less than 20 references) double line spacing, 12 points Times New Roman. Make sure you run a plagiarism check on the paper before printing it out because you have to provide the result of the check before the paper will be accepted. Again, we are still working on the general topic with the theme “Gender Competence and Eradication of Breast Ironing Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa. ”
Gender competence is the recognition and understanding of specific gender differences and being able to meaningfully mainstream them in achieving set goals. It means recognizing that there are gender differences and similarities, each gender has its own positives which should be factored into whatever goal you want to achieve, especially if it’s a goal that affects various genders. This concept talks about engaging men and women in in achieving gender unbiased goals. Gender competence is a core aspect of gender mainstreaming process.
You need to find out the meaning of gender mainstreaming and gender competence. Do this quick research on your own. That’s how to get acquainted with the environment of this discourse.
Of course, in the African setting this concept focuses on the gender binaries, not the gender inbetweens. I bet you know why by now.
For more on gender competence, see these links and search for others
On the issue of breast ironing, read this article on Beast Ironing! Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman in the Name of Culture and others you can find.
Watch this CNN video for perspective on breast ironing culture
So in the be assay on gender competence and breast ironing you are analyzing the possibility of engaging binary gender persepectve in eradicating breast ironing culture.
Let me share this secret with you. To write on a topic that seems strange to you the best way to approach it is to first read other articles written on similar subjects so you can get a good idea of what to do. The article must not be on breast ironing. Just look for scholarly articles on eradication of harmful cultural practices, including works on gender studies. That’s how to begin. This way you will get an idea of works to cite and how to approach your paper.
This is a serious academic task you shouldn’t be weary in accomplishing.