Research Paper format:

  1. Minimum 5 pages (not including references and cover page)
  2. Use white 8 ½ x 11” paper.
  3. Make 1-inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides
  4. The first word in every paragraph should be indented one-half inch.
  5. APA recommends using Times New Roman font, size 12.
  6. Double-space the entire research paper
  7. Include a page header known as the “running head” at the top of every page. (To make this process easier, set your word processor to automatically add these components onto each page)
  1. To create the running head/page header, insert page numbers justified to the right-hand side of the paper (do not put p. or pg. in front of page numbers)
  2. Then type “TITLE OF YOUR PAPER” justified to the left using all capital letters
  3. If your title is long, this running head title should be a shortened version of the title of your entire paper
  4. Paper Rubric Guidelines:
    1. (30%) Length. Each answer should be approximately 300 words in length. For example, if your Discussion 2 assignment requires you to answer 2 discussion questions, your entry for that week should be 600 words in length total (at least 300 words for each of the 2 questions for that week)
    2. (50%) Comprehension. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the course readings and any other outside reading you may choose to use to answer the question.
    3. (20%) References. You must cite using at least 1 citation per question: • All discussion postings are expected to integrate information from at least one of the readings, class materials, and/or from an outside empirical or reputable news source. You should cite both within the text and provide a full reference at the bottom of your post


      Each student will pick a country and trace the critical junctures and Champions of Women’s Peace & Security throughout history that led to the enhancement or worsening of human rights regarding gender and sexuality in the socio-economic and legal fields.When writing/presenting your final project it is important to:

      • Review the research objective of tracing women’s socioeconomic and legal status within your chosen region and country.
      • Conduct, Produce and Address thorough research to understand and connect the lived experiences, historical events, and processes with concepts and theories of Women’s and Gender Studies.
      • Apply an innovative method of analyzing and highlighting gender and sexuality in your chosen country/society, drawing upon both primary and secondary sources.

      With the above steps done producing your final research becomes easier.Grades will be calculated upon the quality and clarity of the content (Check Rubric). All written material must be printed in 12-point font (Times New Roman, Arial) and double- or 1½-spaced with page numbers at the bottom. Provide full references for all literature cited, including those on our syllabus. If you are unsure about rules for citations and avoiding plagiarism, please see the Center for Academic Writing or the course instructor.

      Grading Guiding Points

      All written material must fulfill all the requirements and cover all the material for you to get a full grade:

      • Write a Clear Research Topic for the Country Study
      • Provide Clear Accounts and Definitions of the critical junctures. historic variables, and champions of Women-Peace-& Secutrity.
      • Connect it to existing Migration Literature and Theories on this topic.
      • Provide an Integrative Gender Approach with Valid/cited arguments:
        (1) macro-level: Systemic privileges and oppression in migration policies and humanitarian aid systems (the state), (2) micro-level: Women’s Autonomy and Decision-Making power (individuals), and (3) mesolevel: Social Legitimacy and exclusionary/inclusive perceptions (society).
      • Describe and Compare the interweaving Impact on Women and minority groups’ Mobility.
      • Provide an Appropriate Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis.
      • Conclusions and Recommendations.