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Title:Gender-inclusive / Gender-neutral Language
Implementation
Field(s) of Action: * Gender-inclusive/Gender-sensitive Organisational Culture
* Structural Integration of Gender Equality
* Engaging Leadership
Objectives:* Gender awareness and Bias
* Non-discrimination
Target Group(s): Management and Leadership
Employees
Description: In the Max Planck Society, gender-inclusive language is used in all documents and announcements. In consequence, gender-inclusive/gender-neutral language is used in all internal and public, written and oral, digital and analogue Max Planck documents and announcements. The form in which this happens can be chosen flexible:
Formulation options include:
* Formulating the female and male form,
* Use of Asterisk ( * ),
* Use of neutral forms
The gender asterisk “*” is unambiguous in language and avoids misunderstandings, presents all sexes adequately, contributes to equal rights for all genders and a respectful approach to gender equality, is short and comfortable and target-group-oriented.
More information:Max-Planck-Gesellschaft e. V. (Germany)
Contact: zgb@gv.mpg.de

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