Former SAIH campaigns
Students are the first to protest when a society moves in the wrong direction. That's why students and scholars often are subject to surveillance, persecution, incarceration or they simply disappear. Governments and academia must support students’ struggle for democracy and help persecuted students.
Both students and academics experience discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender expression. Discrimination is a big hindrance for all to complete their education, live in dignity and participate in society on equal terms. All have equal right to education, and educational institutions have a responsibility to actively prevent discrimination.
Morocco occupies Western Sahara. The Saharawi who live there are subjected to great suffering. The students are protesting, and they and their families are tortured or simply disappeared.
Higher education and research are crucial conditions for development and liberation; education enables people to think critically and independently, but to achieve this academic freedom is necessary
SAIH’s political campaign this year is called Africa Now, and focuses on our images of the South. We have chosen to focus upon Africa, as that is the continent with the most stereotyped image in Norway.