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Equality How the women’s strike is affecting politics in Switzerland

What concrete political changes, if any, are set to emerge from last week’s historic women’s strike?in Switzerland?

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health and environment Pesticide companies ‘seriously deficient’ on human rights, says UN toxics expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics believes pesticide companies and the Swiss government?should do more to phase out hazardous chemicals.

mental health Why burnout is such a controversial issue in Switzerland

Burnout is still poorly understood, despite a new classification by world health authorities. How is Switzerland coming to terms with the syndrome?

Take a look Picture of the week

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Fringe arts The man who created Zurich’s shoe box-sized opera

The world’s smallest opera scenes are on display in the Swiss city of Zurich. They are the work of the late artist Bernhard Vogelsanger.

equal treatment Huge turnout for women’s strike in Switzerland

Women across Switzerland have taken to the streets on Friday to demand equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts.

This content was published on June 14, 2019 9:39 PM

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

Stats behind the women's strike Minding the gap between the sexes in Switzerland

Equal rights may be enshrined in the constitution, but from the workplace to the home, inequality between men and women persists.