Gender Inclusive Language Guidelines – Promoting Gender Equality Through the Use of Language
This UN Women resource provides guidance on how to use gender-responsive language in communications, outlining strategies that can be adopted to encourage gender equality through language.
The three primary strategies outlined in this resource include:
- Use gender-neutral expressions (e.g. people, women and men, we)
- Use inclusive language (e.g. avoid using “he” or “his,” use “their”)
- Use both feminine and masculine forms as separate words or through the use of slashes (e.g. use “leader” instead of “he”)
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