Viewpoints on equality in the activities of ISHA Helsinki
International Students of History Association Helsinki takes the principles of equality and inclusiveness into account in all its activities. The association treats members of all backgrounds equally and with respect. ISHA wishes to have an atmosphere in which everyone feels welcomed to participate in events and other activities.
We practice the policy of zero tolerance towards any kind of harassment. ISHA Helsinki does not tolerate any kind of discrimination, harassment, bullying, inappropriate behaviour or racism, whether direct or indirect, in its activities and events. The board and the Officer of Equality, in particular, are approachable if a member wants to report on harassment or has concerns relating to equality. We take all such reports ― should they occur ― seriously and respond promptly.
ISHA Helsinki tries to organize its events in spaces that are readily accessible to all our membership base. When our events or activities are organized in locations where accessibility might be or is limited for example due to disabilities, we notify about it beforehand in our event invitations and descriptions. Due to the international mindset of the association, English is used as a working language in ISHA’s activities besides Finnish. The board communicates with the members in both languages.
We follow the Safer Space Guidelines of Kannunvalajat in all of our events that are accessible here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RD5M5zjcefLyvB0C3BxxyQSbcSUpdkGVYQaci1ajnTs/edit