The HU Guide to Gender-Fair Language
Type of resource
The brochure “Language is diverse — The HU’s guide to gender-fair language” offers a compact, practical overview of how we can implement inclusive language in our everyday life at university. The guide was developed by the Central Women’s Representative and her team and was recommended by university leadership for all members of the HU. It mainly addresses the German language.
The brochure includes general suggestions, as well as a list of specific gender neutral terms that are relevant to academia (eg “Beteiligte” instead of “Akteure” and “Redeliste” instead of “Rednerliste”). You’ll also find a glossary explaining terms and concepts surrounding gender.
The full guide can be viewed and downloaded here.