Write an essay describing a contemporary social justice issue that is relevant to the social work field. This academic essay allows you to showcase the quality of your writing in terms of organization and critical analysis; references from credible sources are expected.
Please respond to the following prompts in your essay:
What is the social problem and how is it relevant to the social work field?
What are the social structures that contribute to the origin and maintenance of this social inequity?
Why does this social justice issue deserve public attention and resources?
What research supports your position (cite references)?
Describe some specific possible ways for social workers to address the issue. Include a discussion of leadership roles you might undertake to address this issue.
If relevant, and space permitting, include any personal experiences that have contributed to your identification and understanding of the issue.