Guide on Gender-Inclusive Communication launched

  • Launched Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development (MWCD).
  • In Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • It was prepared by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in collaboration with UN WOMEN and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • It provides recommendations and examples on the use of Gender-Inclusive language that avoids bias towards a particular sex or social gender and is less likely to convey or amplify gender stereotypes.
  • It covers the use of language in English, Hindi, and other Regional languages.
  • It is based on the “Handbook on Combatting Gender Stereotypes” by the Supreme Court of India and other national and global best practices customized to suit the requirements of Indian citizens.
  • It includes a checklist for gender-related revisions and key resources for further reference.
  • It is supposed to assist in gender-inclusive writing, review, and translation of documents and communications by government officials, civil servants, media professionals, educators, and other stakeholders.
  • The aim is to heighten awareness, empower individuals to navigate daily communications with a commitment to gender neutrality and inclusivity, and fundamentally reshape the narrative towards a society where language becomes an agent for positive change.
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