Words Matter!

Everyone at Mongol Identity has been busy planning, learning, networking, campaigning and delivering talks. Our most recent talks were with Streets Ahead Borders and Virgin Money UK.
Words matter! Most of us use them every day. They have the power to heal and hurt. Language evolves and so must we. The Learning Lab event with Streets Ahead brought language into focus...how and why it evolves and how best we should use it. As you know through effective campaigning, Mongol Identity has been making an impact on language whether through influencing dictionaries to remove the outdated terms or reviewing existing definitions. 

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Our work in the past

Our work in the press that we have done in the past is summarized in this post. 

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Mongol Identity dictionary definition campaign influences the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Mongol Identity dictionary definition campaign influences the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary to remove the outdated terms “mongol”, ‘mongoloid’, and ‘mongolism’.

Even the dictionary can be out of date.

To mark World Education Day on 24th January 2021, Mongol Identity launched a campaign for improved dictionary definitions of the word ‘Mongol’ to help counter racism and discrimination against people with disabilities. We approached the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and are very pleased with the outcome.

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Discussion on the new Human Rights Law in Scotland in partnership with the SHRC

On 21st January 2021, Mongol Identity held a discussion on the new Human Rights Law in Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Human Rights Consortium.  A National Taskforce is putting together recommendations to the Scottish Government for a new human rights law. This law would build on existing human rights laws to strengthen how all our rights are protected.

 

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