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worldwide protests More anti-racism gatherings across Switzerland

Demonstrations and processions denouncing police violence and racism took place in several Swiss cities on Saturday, including a 5,000-strong ...

This content was published on June 6, 2020 5:31 PM

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George Floyd death Anti-racism protesters take to streets of Zurich

Hundreds of people in Switzerland’s biggest city have protested against the death of an Afro-American man in police custody in the US.

This content was published on June 1, 2020 6:48 PM

Infection data Why more women than men have got Covid-19 during lockdown

Data reveals that women represent a more sizeable share of total infections after the lockdown started. What’s behind the phenomenon?

Opinion The future of handshaking

Coronavirus can transform our habits and our ideas of "living together" in Europe, write law researchers Ashley Mantha-Hollands and Liav Orgad.

switzerland explained How the Swiss asylum system works

Switzerland has a long humanitarian tradition but who can apply for asylum in the country and how?

Covid-19 Coronavirus leaves irregular migrants in Switzerland in precarious situation

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the challenges faced by the estimated 100,000 irregular migrants, also called ‘sans papiers’, in Switzerland.

Xenophobia 2019 data shows racism on the rise in Switzerland

Switzerland documented a record 352 cases of discrimination in 2019, reflecting an increase in racist and far-right actions.

This content was published on April 27, 2020 11:39 AM

Vulnerable population Switzerland urged to take in refugees stranded in Greece

More than 100 humanitarian groups are calling on the Swiss government to take in refugees stranded in camps in Greece.

This content was published on April 13, 2020 12:11 PM

Free go Swiss public fridges cut waste and help the poor

In Switzerland, almost one in ten people suffer from or are at risk of poverty. More and more citizen initiatives are being created to help them.

Migration policy Aiding illegal immigrants remains a crime in Switzerland

People who help undocumented immigrants in Switzerland risk running afoul of the law, even if they are acting purely for humanitarian reasons.

Who wants to be Swiss? Swiss passport attracts more Russians than Italians

Not everyone wants to become Swiss. Residents from far away find it more attractive than Europeans, a new study has found.