Hän Poster: Merci à la langue française! 1

Merci à la langue française, pour avoir donné à la langue finnoise de jolis mots comme

Bulevardi (boulevard)

Terassi (terrasse)

Putiikki (boutique)

Voici un mot en retour: Hän. Cela signifie il ou elle. C’est le pronom inclusif finnois pour l’égalité. Pour un monde sans préjugés.

This vertical poster has white text on a mint green background and a photo of the torso and hands of a person dressed in purple. Six hands of different shapes and sizes are holding the hands of the purple-clad person. The poster features three Finnish words that originate from French: boulevard, terrace and boutique.

Size A1 (594 x 841 mm)
Bleed 5 mm

Equality forms a core value for Finland and its people, and the best symbol of Finnish equality is a personal pronoun from the Finnish language: hän. The third-person singular pronoun hän is neutral in terms of gender and social status, so it represents equal opportunity. It is “she” and “he,” all at once, and it has always existed in the Finnish language.

To promote inclusivity and equality, Finland wants to introduce this word – and the thinking behind it – to the rest of the world.


Edited: 9.12.2020