Case study – a community issue (l,200 words) Worth: 35% BEFORE Thursday 24 March,2016, 5:00 PM
The assignment will be submitted online through Turnitin by the due date.
This task involves the selection of an existingcommunityissue andits analysis in terms ofits relation to the concept of social justice.
The assignment is a case study. There will be some further information on case studies in the tutorials and on vUWS. In short a case studyis a rich description of something (a case) followed by an analysis of that thing.In this assignment the caseis a community to which you belong.
The details of the assignment are as follows:
- Describe a community to which you belong- give a rich description of the community (approximately 300 words)
- Identify a possible change in that community that would makeit a better community from a social justice point of view -what needs to change? (approximately 450 words)
- Explain how the change would makeit a more socially just community (approximately 450 words)
The overriding focus of this assignment is based on you knowingyour community well -its strengths and its issues -being able to identify an issue for change and being able to describe that change in terms of social justice principles.
The Afghan community, for centuries, has been a medley of individuals with diverse languages, religions and cultures. Its country of origin is Afghanistan. Its population replicates on the location at the crossroads of Southwest, South, and Central Asia and its place has subjected the community to constant conquest and invasion throughout its history. Different communities have lived side by side in the Afghan community for decades. However, the community remains a community of diversity. The major ethnic groups which comprise the Afghan community are Kizilbash, Nuristani, Baluch, Aimaq, Turkmen, Uzbek, Hazara, Tajik, and Pashtun (The Embassy of Afghanistan, 2016). The official languages are Dari and Pashto. However, the constitution of Afghanistan stipulates that the other languages spoken by the community are official at places where the majority of the population speaks. The majority of the community subscribes to the Islamic culture and religion. Roughly, 80–89% of the populace rehearse Sunni Islam, while the remaining 10–19% practice Shi’a Islam and 1% are supporters of other religions. Besides Muslims, a significant group of Sikhs and Hindus are living in the country. They are typically found in the major urban communities, for example, Jalalabad, Herat, Kandahar, and Kabul (The Embassy of Afghanistan, 2016).
The culture of the Afghan community has been around for more than two centuries, dating back to the records of the season of the Achaemenid Empire in 500 BCE. Afghanistan means the land of Afghan community. It is, for the most part, cultural and tribal society, composed of various locales of different regions talking their native languages (The Embassy of Afghanistan, 2016). In spite of a few contrasts, a large part of the Afghans community lives following the same culture and carrying out same festivals and activities. For instance, a large portion of the community follows the Islamic customs, dressing code, celebrate the same festival, take the same food types and also listen to the same music.
In the eastern, southern, and western regions of Pakistan, forms a portion of Afghanistan individuals comprising of the Pashtun, who live by the culture of Pashtun society. The central, northern and western regions of Afghanistan are heavily influenced by the culture of the Persians and the Central Asians. A few individuals who were non-Pashtuns living it the close vicinity with Pashtuns embraced the culture of Pashtuns, while others embraced the Persian culture (The Embassy of Afghanistan, 2016).
Social Injustice The social injustice widely spread in the Afghan community is women oppression. It has taken root in the society since ancient times. Even after the intervention of the international community, the situation of women in the community still raises despair. Despite the fact that women rights and flexibilities in Afghanistan have shown up on the worldwide radar…