Lower House votes in favour of campaign to stop sexism
The Lower House of Parliament has voted in favour of a campaign to stamp out sexism which could last years.
The motion put forward by the Green Party says sexism is still widespread and leads to wage differences and pension discrimination. Also, the Green Party notes every two weeks a woman dies due to domestic violence.
The interior minister Alain Berset says prejudice is persistent and the role of the state is to oppose it.
He says the Federal Council will launch an equality strategy next year.
The Upper House still has to vote on the motion.