What you will find in the toolkit and how to use this toolkit
This toolkit provides practical guidance on how to use gender-sensitive language when writing documents and includes several examples.
We have divided the toolkit into six chapters.
|1. Overview||Chapter 1 (the chapter you are reading right now) is here to help you understand what this toolkit is and how to use it.|
|2. First steps||Chapter 2 explains key terms you need to know to understand gender-sensitive language, as well as giving you the key principles that underpin inclusive language.|
|3. Policy context||Chapter 3 looks at the policies of European organisations that seek to encourage gender-sensitive language.|
|4. Challenges||Chapter 4 lays out common challenges when using gender-sensitive language and provides examples of gender-sensitive language and do’s and don’ts.|
|5. Test your knowledge!||Chapter 5 enables you to test your understanding of the lessons from Chapter 4 through longer text examples.|
|6. Practical tools||Chapter 6 gives practical tools and follow-up material to use when drafting policy documents and other written texts.|