Guide on Gender Inclusive Communication: Union Minister to release it

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Source: The post is based on the articleGuide on Gender Inclusive Communication: Union Minister to release itpublished in “PIB” on 27th November 2023

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The Union Minister for Women and Child Development will launch the “Guide on Gender-Inclusive Communication” on 28th November, 2023.

What is Gender Inclusive Communication?

1) Gender-inclusive communication refers to a way of communicating that acknowledges and respects all genders, avoiding language or expressions that reinforce gender stereotypes or exclude individuals based on their gender identity. 

2) It aims to create an inclusive environment where people of all gender identities feel valued and respected.

What are the key aspects of Gender Inclusive Communication?

1) Being Mindful of Stereotypes: Avoiding language or expressions that reinforce stereotypes about specific genders. For instance, avoiding phrases like “act like a man” or “you throw like a girl.”

2) Being Inclusive in Addressing Groups: Using inclusive terms like “everyone,” “folks,” or “people” instead of gender-specific terms like “guys” or “ladies.”

3) Recognizing Diversity: Acknowledging the diversity of gender identities beyond the traditional binary concept of male and female, including non-binary, transgender, and other identities.

Who is preparing “Guide on Gender-Inclusive Communication”?

Prepared byMinistry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), National Gender and Child Centre(NGCC), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) along with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and UN Women.
Aim1) To further strengthen ‘Nari Shakti’
2) To promote gender equality and empowerment. 
SignificanceThese guidelines will help in creating a society where women are not just equal partners in the country’s progress but are also aligned with the Prime Minister’s vision of a ‘Women led Development’.

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