Hän Poster: What is Hän? Hän-carrying


It’s the inclusive Finnish personal pronoun. Hän is he and she, all at once.


Finland would like to give the rest of the world a word to encourage and support discussion about equality and inclusivity.


Hän-carrying is simple – you can compete by carrying or being carried by everyone and anyone. Already found your hän?


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Here’s one Finnish word in return: hän. It’s she and he, all at once. It’s the inclusive Finnish personal pronoun for equal opportunity.

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: 17.11.2020