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Title: The role of Language in ensuring Equity and Equality.


Ebenezer Opoku

Ebenezer Opoku is a Ghanaian, who is a language and gender activist. I believe that language and culture are intertwine and you cannot do away with one, I am interested in protecting indigenous languages, and also helps to document dying language to vitalize it. I create article on Wikipedia in my local language which is Akan language (Twi), I am very active on Twi wikipedia more than English wikipedia.

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Type: Lecture

Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

At the core of the humanities, disciplines concerned with the expression of the life and experience of humans, is language, the crucial nature of language in the human society in the fight to ensure equity and equality is based on the fact that almost all the other disciplines rely on language to operate.

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More importantly, language itself functions as the primary mode of expression for humans themselves. In our quest to find lasting solution to various injustices and inequalities found in most countries, the role of language cannot be overlooked, because language has important role that it plays in response to the interest of human life, equity and equality. This paper is an advocacy for equity and equality, most especially gender inequalities in our various societies. it is the response to the injustices and inequalities found in most countries with the diminishing interest in finding lasting solution to eradicate it. This project discusses the central idea in Equity, Equality and social Injustice in the world and it draws attention to the growing menace of the side-lining of human rights and administration of justice.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

In our bid to communicate, we use language as a tool, and this tool plays an important role in collaboration in the future, different people in different countries speak different languages, they all have different background, that is unity in diversity among them. Before the world can collaborate, there must be a common goal, the world must get rid of any form of discrimination, gender inequality and all social injustice, and we cannot achieve this without language playing it part. This make my proposal more relevant to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand