Call for Focus Groups to collaborate on the preparation of the “Participatory Guide on the use of inclusive language for OLACEFS”

The Gender, Inclusion and Diversity Observatory of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Superior Entities (OLACEFS) invites all SAI staff in the region, as well as all civil society, to collaborate in the process of preparing the “OLACEFS Participatory Guide on the use of the inclusive language.”

The objective of this activity is to collect perceptions of staff on the use of inclusive language within the different realities of SAIs in the region; identify contributions and possible difficulties of inclusive language use in institutions; compile ideas on inclusive language use; and, detect sexist habits and expressions.

The preparation of the ” OLACEFS Participatory Guide on the use of the inclusive language” will consist of seven (7) Focus Groups of twelve (12) people from different SAIs; meetings will be held with them to collect their perceptions, experiences, and opinions on the matter. These meetings will be virtual through the Microsoft Teams platform and will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Group Dates & Times:

1 Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 at 3 p.m.

2 Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9 at 3 p.m.

3 Friday, June 10, at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10 at 3 p.m.

4 Monday, June 13 at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13 at 3 p.m.

5 Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m.

6 Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17 at 3 p.m.

Below is the program of the meetings together with their respective schedules according to the Group:

*Please note that hours are scheduled in Santiago, Chile (UTC-4)

The application and selection process will consider the following milestones and deadlines:

· Applications must be submitted between May 16 and June 3, 2022.

· Selection information on June 6.

· Start of meetings from June 8 to June 20, 2022.

Applications must be sent to the email with the name of the group and the schedule in which you want to participate according to your availability – 2 can be chosen- commenting on why you want to participate in said meeting, the SAIs to which you belong or workplace, your gender and age, addressed to the Gender, Inclusion and Diversity Observatory.

We look forward to having you join us!

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