Recommendations regarding non-discriminatory language at UW

The university community is diverse and the language we use is not transparent, which means we can easily offend someone. That is why at the University of Warsaw language recommendations have been prepared. Their aim is to indicate how to use the language in a non-discriminatory way and to facilitate communication between university members. In the recommendations we can find general principles and examples illustrating which phrases towards people are appropriate and how to identify people verbally, taking into account their characteristics such as age, sex, appearance, origin, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental fitness etc.
The recommendations were written by university linguists at the request of the Rector’s Commission for the Prevention of Discrimination.
Recommendations are in Polish and they are available na stronie.

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