To give an orientation on the concept of sexism in language and equip personnel with the proper understanding of the fundamental concepts in gender-fair language, the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy-Functional and Transition Program Section (CPRSD-FTPS) implemented four batches of its own Online Course on Gender-Fair Language (OCGFL). The OCGFL concluded its fourth batch on 22 – 26 November 2021. The previous offerings were on 08 – 12 February; 17 – 21 May; and 9 – 13 August 2021.

OCGFL, a fully asynchronous course, can be taken through a combination of reflective activities, articles, infographics, and assessments. It caters to personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) from the Home Office, Consular Offices (COs), and Foreign Service Posts (FSPs). This Course allows themselves to work at their own pace regardless of their location because it can be accessed through the DFA – Human Resources Management Office’s Learning Management System (LMS) within a week.

A total of 378 personnel successfully completed the online Course — 98 graduates from the Home Office, 149 from the COs, and 131 from the FSPs.

The Online Course on Gender-Fair Language Module on Avoiding Language that Trivializes Women