Amateur women's football team disbanded for lack of work permit

Amateur women's football team disbanded for lack of work permit

Oct. 17, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
The amateur women’s football team in Lugano has been decimated by a decision by the immigration office. 
Parliament approves call to reserve board seats for women

Parliament approves call to reserve board seats for women

June 20, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Parliament has agreed to the government’s proposal calling for more women to be appointed to company boards.
Geneva sets up first women's fan zone

Geneva sets up first women's fan zone

June 12, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Geneva is setting up the first fan zone for the Women’s World Cup in the country. 
Ticino urged to change women's gymnastics uniform rules

Ticino urged to change women's gymnastics uniform rules

June 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Two members of the Ticino cantonal government are urging the local gymnastics association to change the rules to allo...
Career break mothers lose out financially even when they’re back at work

Career break mothers lose out financially even when they’re back at work

May 24, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
Mothers in Switzerland can lose around three per cent of their lifetime earnings for every year they spend bringing u...
Women on all top 20 Swiss companies’ boards

Women on all top 20 Swiss companies’ boards

May 21, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
All of Switzerland’s top 20 companies now have at least one woman in the boardroom, according to a report by th...
Women warned of disciplinary action if they strike on June 14

Women warned of disciplinary action if they strike on June 14

May 15, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
Some companies are warning there could be disciplinary proceedings against any woman who strikes on June 14th.
Motorcyclists parade through Geneva for gender equality

Motorcyclists parade through Geneva for gender equality

April 15, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
A thousand motorcyclists paraded through Geneva to promote gender equality yesterday.
Number of women in boardrooms rises

Number of women in boardrooms rises

March 8, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
There are slightly more women in Swiss company boardrooms now than there were last year – but the country is st...
Female students protest patriarchy in Zurich

Female students protest patriarchy in Zurich

March 7, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
A group of female students have taken over part of the University of Zurich and are displaying a banner criticizing t...
First female fighter pilot qualifies

First female fighter pilot qualifies

Feb. 20, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
Switzerland has its first female fighter jet pilot.
Pond coin haul deemed legal

Pond coin haul deemed legal

Feb. 8, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Three women in Lucerne will not be prosecuted after police determined it is legal to take money thrown into the pond ...
No surprises as two women elected to Federal Council

No surprises as two women elected to Federal Council

Dec. 6, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
In the end there were no surprises at yesterday’s votes.
Women march for International Day to End Violence Against Women

Women march for International Day to End Violence Against Women

Nov. 26, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Women across French speaking Switzerland marched over the weekend demanding they can use the streets in the same way ...
CERN scientist suspended after sexist presentation.

CERN scientist suspended after sexist presentation.

Oct. 2, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
A scientist working at Cern in Geneva has been suspended after he claimed there was no such thing as female discrimin...
Women smell better to men when they're fertile

Women smell better to men when they're fertile

Sept. 13, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
Women smell better to men when they are the most fertile – that’s according to a new study from the Unive...
Protestors call for an end to violence against women

Protestors call for an end to violence against women

Aug. 13, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Hundreds of people have taken part in demonstrations over the weekend, demanding an end to violence against women.
Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotas

Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotas

June 15, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Parliament has narrowly voted in favour of gender quotas on boardrooms in large companies.
Women do more unpaid work than men

Women do more unpaid work than men

Dec. 12, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
A report that won’t come as a surprise to many women – they do the most unpaid work in the country.
Call for women to be given Fridays off

Call for women to be given Fridays off

Aug. 23, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Women should be able to work one day less than men, calls Juso President, Tamara Funiciello. Juso is a group of yo...
Hundreds take part in 'slutwalk' march in Geneva

Hundreds take part in 'slutwalk' march in Geneva

June 19, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Around 400 people, mainly women, marched through Geneva on Saturday afternoon as part of the worldwide ‘slutwal...
Geneva women's rights march attracts thousands

Geneva women's rights march attracts thousands

Jan. 23, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Geneva was one of the many cities across the world which took part in the global protest against Donald Trump and for...
Chocolate to help ease period pain

Chocolate to help ease period pain

Nov. 3, 2016, 4:38 a.m.
A confectioner in Lucerne has developed a chocolate containing 17 Swiss mountain herbs that are supposed to ease peri...
Muslim woman wins headscarf case in Bern

Muslim woman wins headscarf case in Bern

Oct. 24, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
A Serbian Muslim woman has been awarded compensation by a Bern court after being sacked for wearing a headscarf. It'...
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