Majority of Covid-19 hospital patients maleApril 1, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
New figures from the Federal Office for Health show almost 60% of coronavirus patients in Swiss hospitals are men.&nb...
Vaud schools to trial gender neutral toiletsFeb. 14, 2020, 10:20 a.m.
The canton of Vaud is go ahead trialing gender neutral toilets in two schools.
Geneva to have more inclusive pedestrian crossing signsJan. 17, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
The city of Geneva is to change the road signs that warn of a pedestrian crossing ahead.
Geneva to enforce gender equality in governmentMay 30, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Geneva is looking to legally enforce gender equality in all government agencies.
Switzerland’s gender pay gap one of the worst in the worldMay 23, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
The difference in pay between men and women in senior roles in Switzerland puts the country at the bottom of a global...
Women warned of disciplinary action if they strike on June 14May 15, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
Some companies are warning there could be disciplinary proceedings against any woman who strikes on June 14th.
Gender pay gap wideningFeb. 1, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Despite efforts to close the gender pay gap – new figures from the Federal Statistics Office show it’s wi...
Law passed in major step towards gender pay equalityDec. 5, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Parliament has passed a law which it’s hoped will be a major step against gender pay inequality.
Sexual harassment platform says one in ten calls for help are from menJuly 24, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
Ten per cent of people who contact a Swiss internet site designed to help employees who feel sexually harassed at wor...
Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotasJune 15, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Parliament has narrowly voted in favour of gender quotas on boardrooms in large companies.
Average pay rises in SwitzerlandMay 15, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The latest pay survey by the government shows the median salary for a full time job in Switzerland is now at CHF 6,502.
Swiss unions campaign to end work place discriminationMay 1, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
Today is International Labour Day and unions in Switzerland have launched a campaign to make sure companies pay men a...
Switzerland slumps in gender equality indexNov. 2, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Switzerland has suffered a surprise fall in an international gender equality survey.
Graubünden to make tax forms gender neutralOct. 26, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Canton Graubünden is to move with modern thinking and all tax forms from next year will be gender neutral.
Swiss government considers new law to prevent gender specific abortionsSept. 12, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
The Swiss government is discussing a new law which would prevent doctors telling pregnant women the gender of the foe...
Swiss parliament to decide on equal pay measuresJuly 6, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Swiss companies with 50 employees or more may have to carry out a so-called ‘gender wage audit’, detailin...
Swiss president says she will not visit a country that fails to respect women's rightsMarch 7, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Swiss president Doris Leuthard says she will not visit any country that doesn’t respect women’s rights an...
Women urged to leave work earlyMarch 7, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Women are being urged to leave work early tomorrow to highlight the gender pay gap.
Swiss government boost to gender equalityNov. 24, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
Plans to impose gender quotas on boards and managements of listed Swiss companies have been endorsed by the governmen...
Not enough women in top management positionsOct. 3, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
The number of women holding company posts in Switzerland is too low, according to a report by Credit Suisse. The rep...
Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnamesSept. 28, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
A request from a Vaud woman for a study into the disappearance of the ‘double barrelled' surname has been rejec...
Swiss Burka ban would be a 'pretext to attack Islam'Aug. 30, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
The president of the Federal Commission against Racism say an initiative to ban any face-covering headgear in Switzer...
Fewer people behind bars in SwitzerlandAug. 30, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Fewer people are serving prison sentences in Switzerland, but there has been an increase in female prisoners and thos...