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Federal councillors receive 30 young women

30 young women from Switzerland are members of the international women's day at the invitation of the three reigning Federal to Bern traveled. In the Federal h

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Federal councillors receive 30 young women

30 young women from Switzerland are members of the international women's day at the invitation of the three reigning Federal to Bern traveled. In the Federal house, they met Simonetta Sommaruga , Viola Amherd and Karin Keller-Sutter to a lively exchange.

as before, the women occupied in Switzerland in less influential positions than men, be it in the economic field or in the field of science, it was stated in a Communiqué of the Detec. In politics, women are under-represented.

During the exchange with the young women from educational institutions in Porrentruy, Chur and Luzern have drawn the attention of the Federal councillors on this circumstance, and with you their experiences as policy makers, are divided.

The three of Federal were councillors impressed by the initiative, the interest and commitment of the young women. They evaluated it as a positive Signal for the year 2019, in which, with the Federal elections the way for a stronger participation of women could be asked.

The international women's day has been celebrated in the whole of Switzerland in a different way. The trade Union Unia was in Zurich the night "male" road signs to "female". The Josef Strasse, for example, was on Friday on the "Mariahilfer Strasse", the Erismann road to the "Erisfraustrasse".


Of the 447 Zurich's streets with names of Celebrities had only 54 names of women, announced Unia. This is a typical sign that women in Public are less visible than men. Women highlight, taped activists about 100 street signs.

Of the Joseph - Mary street Since last night, some of the Zurich street names to become female, at least on time. It is not the only action that takes place today, on international women's day.

in the customs received on Friday, several streets in the name of women, including those Bournissen councillor Viola Amherd and the former skier Chantal. The new name is not remained but for a long time, because the police demolition of the unauthorised Plakätchen again, as media reported.

The Juso to be mounted in several cities, statues of men in aprons. They wanted to make on the importance of not paid and also not as a work of recognized labour in the household carefully. According to the Federal office for statistics, the women took care of 70 percent of the couples alone to the budget, wrote the Juso.

Against violence on the Internet

In Bern marched around a hundred Activists behind a purple banner with the Slogan "solidarity for women – solidarity among women" in the direction of the Federal house.

In Lausanne came together to police information the early evening, over 1500 people to a rally, of which a good third of the men. In Geneva around 200 women took part in a rally. On a huge banner was to participate in the woman's strike of 14. June called.

The feminist peace organization cfd launched a campaign in social media against violence against women and girls in the Internet. Who outer, and position themselves publicly and politically, will be threatened and harassed. Also women were to receive unwanted photos with sex, isolated content has been sent, writes cfd.

Less VAT on Tampons

signatures were also Bloody collected: "Unfair – Down with the Tampon tax" Under this title, a Petition asking for the lower rate of VAT for women's sanitary products. Behind the campaign organization Campax.

The petition asks to support Tampons and other hygiene products for women, the reduced VAT rate of 2.5 per cent for goods of daily demand, and a Petition from the national Council Jacques-André Maire (SP/NE).

"Bloody Unfair": Petition calls for lower tax for Tampons feminine hygiene products to be like other goods of daily needs taxed. In Bern, the concern has met with open ears.

pads and Tampons are now taxed at the normal rate of 7.7 percent. In the Federal Council the aim of Maire met with open ears: He requested the Parliament, the initiative to accept.

To sign called Amnesty International has A Petition calling for the release of Amal Fathi, who has been sentenced in Egypt to two years in prison. They had made in social media that she suffered sexual harassment in public and the state because of neglect of the victims criticized.


Also represented quotes on women's day were the Figures: The Swiss Federal statistical office, looked at the world women's day, the equality of women and men in the research. In Europe, this was not achieved, even if the proportion of women increases in the science on a regular basis.

scientists have in Switzerland often have a hard Stand. Image: Getty

In Switzerland, women were represented at all stages of the scientific career ladder. In international comparison, Switzerland still often below the European average.

The Swiss farmers and the country women's Association called for a better social protection for farmers. Two of the three on-farm employees and farmers, according to the Association of social insurance. You are related for your work, no pay, had you, for example, a maternity protection.

Many farmers have no social security. Image: Getty

The Federal administration has not achieved its objectives in the gender distribution. Especially in the defense Department (VBS) and in the Department of the environment, transport, energy and communications (Detec) to a few women. In the report on personnel management by the Federal Council on Friday

In the squad has adopted, the values are better. In the middle and high Executive pay in classes, the minimum quota of 33 percent and 20 percent.

call-to-woman strike in June

The Swiss Federation of trade unions (SGB) and the trade Union Syna took the opportunity for a call to the wife, strike at the 14. June. Although the equality in the Constitution, women earned less than men. Is launched the strike with a national Assembly in Biel this Sunday.

The FDP women see also pent-up demand for equality. They demand, among other things, a better reconciliation of family and work, equal pay and no discrimination of women of childbearing age in the labour market. To strike, instead, should make women in politics visible.


Created: 08.03.2019, 21:32 PM

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