Novia UAS raises the flag for Pride on June 18th 2024

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Novia UAS is one of several universities of applied sciences that draws attention to equality and diversity during Pride Month. Among other things, the Pride flag is raised on Novia UAS campuses on June 18th 2024.

Pride Month in June 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 Month 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 website.

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

"During the month of June, Pride is celebrated all over the world. It is a festive time filled with joy and community, but it is also important to remember that Pride is a demonstration and an ongoing struggle that is needed in society, even here in Finland. Pride is a reminder of the rights that the LGBTQIA+ community is still fighting for, and a call for solidarity. It is important that even those who do not belong to the LGBTQIA+ community pay attention to this struggle and actively stand up against hate and discrimination. We all have a responsibility to promote equality and respect in our society. By getting involved and showing our support, we can contribute to a world where all people feel safe and accepted. It is our responsibility and conscience to stand up for human rights and fight against prejudice and injustice." Lina Olenius, Chairman of the Board at Student Union Novium.