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Gender Equality Office of Viadrina

Tools & Practical Tips

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Gender-sensitive language is one of the goals of Viadrina’s Equal Gender Policy. This use seeks to address and equally represent all members of the university. On October 5th, 2016 the executive board of Viadrina decided on the recommendation with corresponding terminology for day-to-day processes at the university to ensure certain degree of uniformity inside the university. The recommendation can be found here. (in German only)

Building on this decision the Gender Equality Office and the Writing Center of Viadrina published “Geschlechtersensible Sprache an der Viadrina – eine Handreichung” (in German only), guidelines for gender-sensitive use of German language.

Students are invited to check a booklet Studienbegleiter*in with an overview over possibilities for gender-sensitive language use. (in German only)

On our German website you will also find: