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The language of racism and discrimination.

Language is not only a communication tool. It is a mirror reflecting structures in which we think. It is also one of the main ways in which discrimination is performed.


In this workshop, we discuss the following elements:

Ethnocentrism in communication

Colour symbolism

Passive tense

Politics and terminology

Loaded language

Gender-inclusive communication

Communication is not what you say, but it is what is heard and understood. If your message created unnecessary tension or feelings, then your communication has failed.

So how to avoid misunderstandings, especially in diverse settings?

​By incorporating and practising inclusive communication. The objectives of inclusive communication are to create a positive social experience free from discrimination and to enable as many people as possible to feel included in a given interaction. 
Learning objectives:


  • raising awareness of gender inequalities reproduced in the English language.

  • stimulating reflection on our own bias in the use of the English language.

  • develop knowledge of gender-neutral and gender-sensitive communication.

  • discuss terminology, best practices and allyship for working within diverse settings.


This training will explore promising practices in inclusive communication and present examples of how to do it right, and how to do it wrong.

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