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Swiss education Younger children are also skipping school

Most people think school truants are older children, but experts say that cutting school is a growing problem in Switzerland among younger pupils too.

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Too many hurdles Why there are so few women in Swiss local politics

Getting Swiss women to take part in town hall meetings is a challenge, even in a place where the majority of the local government is female. Why?

New info portal Swiss students, politicians work towards university access for refugees

Lack of information and money are keeping qualified refugees in Switzerland from studying and launching careers. Students want to change that.

Corporate social responsibility How the UN pushed to make business more responsible

Political scientist Gilles Carbonnier examines the key UN processes and milestones in the slow acceptance of corporate social responsibility.  

Tougher regulations Is adoption in Switzerland on its way out?

The boom days of adopting children from abroad are over – nowadays hardly anyone is adopting in Switzerland. There are several reasons.

Inside Geneva Aid agencies in the eye of the storm

It’s the perfect storm. Aid workers – the world’s modern-day saints in many eyes – are suddenly portrayed in the headlines as the vilest of sinners.