• 23/04/2024 19:39

How to congratulate colleagues on March 8 – says the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has issued informative postcards regarding the proper way to congratulate female colleagues on March 8th. With the help of these tips, the Ministry of Internal Affairs emphasizes which wishes can be offensive and which statements should be avoided, writes WomanEL.

“Congratulations on the holiday of beauty and femininity!” – this is one of the examples that can cause a feeling of stereotype and carry a negative connotation for a woman, the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted.

The Ministry also offers specific examples of how it is correct and how it is incorrect to congratulate women on this international holiday. In particular, the following formulation is considered unacceptable: “Congratulations, our dears! Let your eyes always shine like the radiance of stars, and your beauty be as charming as you are.”

Examples congratulations to women on March 8 from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Source: facebook.com/mvs.gov.ua

Instead, it is recommended to express respectful and professional words that recognize the contribution of women to the work of the team and their professional competence.

A bad example of a congratulation:

“Happy March 8th , our guardians! Your smile is the best decoration of our service center. May this day be as bright and welcoming as you!”

Greeting option from the Ministry of Internal Affairs:

“Dear colleagues, your skills, knowledge and abilities make our service better and more efficient for citizens. Thanks to you, our services become more innovative.”

Examples of congratulations to women on March 8 from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Source: facebook.com/mvs.gov.ua

The Ministry of Internal Affairs urges everyone to be careful about the choice of words and formulations when congratulating women on the holiday of March 8th. Remember that correct and respectful attitude towards women in the world of work is an important step in creating an equal society.

By the way, today we are also telling you how March 8 is celebrated in different ways in different countries of the world.

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