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Newscaster Lady Belinda Juaw at the community radio station Spirit FM 99.9 Yei in South Sudan, spreads information about the importance of voting, particularly for young women. Photo: Norwegian People’s Aid/Werner Anderson via Flickr CC 2.0.
Photo: Norwegian People’s Aid/Werner Anderson via Flickr CC 2.0.

As the global champion for women and girls, UN Women recognizes the importance of language in fighting gender bias and promotes the use of gender-inclusive language in all contexts and at all times. Gender-inclusive language refers to language that places both women and men at the same level, and which does not convey gender stereotypes.

Our searchable gender-inclusive lexicon below includes some 650 entries in English, French and Spanish. You can search it using the “Find a term” search, or alphabetically. Additional resources used by UN Women to ensure gender-inclusive language are available on the right menu.

For more information, please contact GenderTerm.

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Baselines

Punto de referencia
Lignes de base, états de référence
خطوط الأساس

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Declaración y Plataforma de Acción de Beijing
La Déclaration et le Programme d’action de Beijing
إعلان ومنهاج عمل بكين

Beijing Platform for Action

Plataforma de Acción de Beijing
Programme d’action de Beijing
منهاج عمل بكين

Breadwinner

Sostén de la familia
Soutien de famille
معيل\ة

Building code

Código de construcción
Code de construction
قانون البناء

Burden of care

Carga de cuidados
Fardeau des soins
عبء الرعاية
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