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Being “queer” in Switzerland ‘People need to understand that normality doesn’t exist’

To feel like a woman and be accepted as one – this is the battle 68-year old Stella Glitter has fought all her life.

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A new wave of digital financial technology (fintech) innovations are springing up in Switzerland that could either transform traditional financial companies - or replace them.

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Agriculture The privileges of being a farmer in Switzerland

The agricultural sector is protected through import restrictions and state subsidies, but farmers receive a number of other privileges too.

Employment and migration Foreigners arriving in Switzerland more likely to be highly skilled

The demographics of Switzerland’s immigrant workforce are changing; most new arrivals today are university educated.

Child labour in Switzerland The stolen childhood of the factory children

Many children slaved away in Swiss factories during the industrial revolution. A political outsider helped ban child labour relatively early.

Free speech or hate speech? The legal difficulties of online expression in Switzerland

Drawing the line between freedom of expression and discrimination is a nuanced minefield in the age of social media, as a case in Switzerland shows.

Intersex in Switzerland ‘I feel like a man and a woman’

Edward learned he was intersex at age 16 – a diagnosis that changed his life. After some nightmare years, he’s learned to accept himself.