24.6.2022

Novia UAS Raises Flag for Pride on 27th June 2022

Pride

Novia UAS is one of several universities of applied sciences that draws attention to equality and diversity during Pride Week. Among other things, the Pride flag is raised on Novia UAS campuses on 27th June 2022.

Pride Week runs from 27th June to 3rd July and highlights equal rights for all independent of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Several universities of applied sciences raise the Pride flag on their campuses, as well as pay attention to Pride Week in various ways within their communication and on their social media.

Equality is an important part of the foundational values of Novia UAS, and the university continuously works towards transparency, tolerance, and accountability. Among other things, Novia UAS has a Plan for Equality and Equal Treatment covering both students and staff. The plan contains clear directives for principles, operating models, and objectives.

The Novia UAS Plan for Equality and Equal Treatment can be found on the novia.fi website: https://www.novia.fi/about-us/leading-documents/plan-for-equality-and-equal-treatment/

By participating in Pride Week, Novia UAS would like to emphasise that a sustainable and open society means the same rights and opportunities for all.

“Pride Month is an important month to raise visibility of LGBTQIA+ people and their rights to human rights. Unfortunately, it is not entirely equated today, though it should be a matter of course. That is why it is important that together we create a safe and equal everyday life and study environment for everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender affiliation,” says Lina Johansson, Vice-President and Social Policy Officer at the Student Union, Novium.

“It is thanks to the pride movement that LGBTQIA+ people have the rights that exist today. There is still a lot of work left to do, a good place to start is visibility and stances. Everyone can and should help in the fight to further uplift and advance the rights of sexual minorities and gender minorities,” Johansson continues.

For further information, please contact

Lina Johansson, Vice-President and Social Policy Officer at Student Union, Novium.

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