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Gender in Translation: Hidden Equality. 03/22 🌈

Welcome to our March Newsletter. This month, we discuss one of the most debated issues of history: gender equality. For centuries, women have been considered the home-makers who take care of the children and a husband. These days, most women in the developed world make their own choices around their family and work-life balance. Luckily, much progress has been made to make it possible for women to enter the fields of science, politics or engineering that would have traditionally been reserved for men only. But even though women are now participating in all areas of professional life, there is still a lot of work to be done before we can state that equality does really exist. 

Additionally, today's society appears to be much more complex, as we are living in a gender-fluid world where everything is not just about men and women. ⚧️
All of this affects the way we express ourselves through language, thus making communication and translation more challenging.

Are you getting curious? If you want to know how society is tackling LGBTQI+ issues and what the role of the translator is, then keep on scrolling! 🌈
News Snapshot
This experiment puts children in touch with reality, showing them how women are paid less just because they are women. Unequal pay is unacceptable in the eyes of children. Why should we accept this as adults?
A three-minute humorous video about sexism in the English language and the different words we use to describe men and women with the same characteristics.
If you would like to learn Nüshu, a very ancient language that Chinese women used to speak in order not to be understood by men, read this article.
Here, you can find a very interesting article that focuses on how language shape us, and our vision of the world and reality.
LingoStar Current Focus 
At LingoStar, we like to spread curiosities about international days celebrated all over the world. This month, we focused on equality. You'll find Zero Discrimination Day and Women's Day, and so much more! Take a look at our social media posts to learn in which way traditions and celebrations are language-related. 
 
LingoStar Projects
As usual, we've been working on several multilingual projects translating from and into English. In this section, you can get a feel for the type of services we provide with a small selection of our projects. 
 
LingoStar Blogs

Does Language Shape Our Thoughts About Gender?

How would reality be represented if women had their own language? What happens if none of the existing languages enable women to express feelings and emotions inherent to them? In this blog post, you will find out interesting curiosities about Nüshu, a language created in China and spoken and understood by women only. If you want to know more about this language and other facts related to gender and language, read this blog post!
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Gender Neutrality – How to Get a Bias-Free Environment

Nowadays, we find ourselves in a multi-faceted society where everything is not just about "male" and "female". Lots of people define themselves as non-binary, making it difficult to address them, especially for non-native speakers. Indeed, the English language has adopted the use of the singular pronoun "they", but for people who are non-native English speakers, it is not easy to understand why "they" should be used as a singular pronoun. Fortunately, things have been changing lately and languages are getting through by adopting an increasingly inclusive point of view. What's the role of translators in this? How can languages create a bias-free environment? If you are getting curious and want to know more, you should definitely read this blog post!
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Localization Guides

Did you know that we have created various ebooks to help people understand languages and cultures in order to translate multilingual websites more easily? If you want to expand your online business, take a look at our Beginner's Guide to Multilingual Website Translation.

How to Expand Your Online Business – A Beginner’s Guide to Multilingual Website Translation

A Beginner’s Guide to Multilingual Website Translation is an ebook designed for individuals and businesses that wish to expand their business internationally and build a strong online presence.

It will guide you through the multilingual website cultural and linguistic adaptation process. Included are practical worksheets and an informative infographic that will aid you every step of the way.

Special Calendar Dates 
Events
Persian New Year – March 15, 2022
The Persian New Year, or Norooz or Nowruz, is celebrated with a concert, fires and festivities in mid-March each year in West Vancouver at Ambleside Park. Take a look here to see the big celebration that took place in Vancouver.
Earth Hour – March 26, 2022
Every year, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, supporters in over 190 countries and territories unite, taking action on and raising awareness of the issues our home is facing.
Gender Month 2022: Women Leading Towards An Equal, Greener and More Resilient Future – March 1 - March 30, 2022
Here is a series of events to celebrate and recognize the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, building a more sustainable future for all.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom
Festival
 – March 1 - June 1, 2022
Japan's Cherry Blossom Season, or Sakura, is one of the country's top highlights every year. In Vancouver, you can celebrate it by admiring the stunning cherry blossom trees. Check out some of the events here!
International Days
World Water Day – March 22, 2022
World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water.
World Theatre Day – March 27, 2022
This day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the “theatre” art form, and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value to the people and individuals and have not yet realised its potential for economic growth.
World Backup Day  March 31, 2022
World Backup Day on March 31st reminds us to protect our precious digital documents as we’ve become more reliant on technology, especially translators who always work online and translate confidential documents that need to be protected.
International Mine Awareness Day  April 4, 2022
This day raises awareness of the threats caused by landmines to the safety and lives of civilian populations and encourages state governments to develop mine-clearing programs. It is particularly important these days to raise awareness against all wars.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace  April 6, 2022
Sport has the power to bring peace and develop a sense of community. Sport also enriches lives; make us feel healthier and happier.
 
World Health Day  April 7, 2022
It is celebrated annually and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
On World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on wellbeing.  
International Day of Human Space Flight  April 12, 2022
This day marks the anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin.
The United Nations chose this date for the International Day of Human Space Flight as a remembrance of this meaningful event.
This day celebrates the scientific and technical achievement in that industry. It is also a reminder of the ambition to use space only for peaceful reasons.
 
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Thanks for your interest in our services and stay tuned for more interesting articles. If you need culturally adapted translations and voice-overs, make sure to get a free quote at lingo-star.com.

Feel free to call us at 604-629-8420 or email us at info@lingo-star.com for more information. We are here to help you with any language-related needs.

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