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Failed coup consequence Number of Turkish asylum-seekers more than doubles

The number of Turkish refugees in Switzerland has risen by around 130% since a failed coup against the Turkish president three years ago.

This content was published on September 15, 2019 4:35 PM

Health policy Abortion in Switzerland: the debate and the law

A Christian group “March for Life” is demonstrating in Zurich on Saturday to raise awareness about the consequences of abortion.

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Cultural differences Swiss Jews explain Switzerland to Orthodox tourists

In order to avoid cultural misunderstandings, this summer Swiss Jews went to mountain resorts to mediate between locals and Orthodox visitors.

Discrimination Swiss teenagers face more racism

Some 38% of Swiss youngsters have been victims of discrimination, according to the latest government report.

This content was published on September 2, 2019 7:30 PM

Foreigner statistics Immigration to Switzerland drops

Fewer people moved to Switzerland from the European Union and EFTA states as well as third countries in the first half of 2019 than a year ago.

This content was published on July 23, 2019 6:52 PM

Equality How the women’s strike is affecting politics in Switzerland

What concrete political changes, if any, are set to emerge from last week’s historic women’s strike in Switzerland?

Switzerland boosts care for solo minors seeking asylum 

Switzerland’s federal asylum centres will in 2020 introduce specialist staff to assist unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.

This content was published on June 11, 2019 11:37 AM

International sports Why Swiss judges ruled on the Caster Semenya case

Thanks to Swiss judges, athlete Caster Semenya can compete in races of all distances without medication to lower her testosterone levels – for now.

Inside Geneva Has the UN lost the refugee debate in Europe?

People continue to die crossing the Mediterranean Sea but immigration is falling down the political agenda in Europe. Can the UN reclaim the debate?

Integrating as a migrant

Integration remains a buzzword among the Swiss, with proposals frequently discussed on ways to help – even direct – foreigners to find their place.

equal rights Highest Swiss court says sexual orientation not protected under equality law

The Swiss Federal Court ruled today that the law on equality does not apply to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  

This content was published on April 30, 2019 4:02 PM

Yaoi Manga comics break sexual taboos for young Swiss

Yaoi, the Japanese manga genre depicting love stories between men, is attracting fans among Swiss teenage girls and igniting dialogue about sexuality.