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Gender equality  Women replace men on Geneva road signs 

The city of Geneva is putting women on its pedestrian crossing road signs in a move to boost women’s presence in public spaces. 

This content was published on January 17, 2020 9:30 AM

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Jewish history A tale of passports, profiteers and escaping Nazi persecution

An exhibit in Basel is shining light on a little-known underground effort in Switzerland to help European Jews escape from Nazi-occupied territories.

Portrait A Nigerian with a dream becomes a priest in Switzerland

As a child in rural Nigeria, Gerald Chukwudi Ani struggled to realise his dream, but now he is a priest in Switzerland.

Five years after terror attack ‘The Charlie Hebdo spirit has completely disappeared’

The magazine survived, but neither it nor its medium are the same.

Religious diversity Is Switzerland a Christian nation?

Although Christianity dominates the Swiss religious landscape, the Alpine country is home to a variety of other religions and sects.  

Judicial verdict KKK carnival costumes ‘not racism’

Those who dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes during carnival celebrations in canton Schwyz not guilty of racism, local justice officials say.

This content was published on November 29, 2019 11:55 AM

Migration history How people on the move have shaped Switzerland

A new exhibition traces the population movements that have shaped the Alpine territory, and includes those who have left to seek fortunes elsewhere.

Explainer How well does the new Swiss asylum system work?

The Swiss asylum policy was streamlined in last March to accelerate the procedure, but critics have raised serious objections.

Administrative detentions Memorial erected to victims of state abuse

The town of Erstfeld in central Switzerland has erected a memorial to the victims of administrative detentions last century.

This content was published on November 7, 2019 10:44 AM

Leap of faith Protestant church supports same-sex marriage

Switzerland’s Protestant Churches have come out in favour of a proposal to give a legal basis to same-sex marriages.

This content was published on November 6, 2019 11:05 AM

Asylum policy From convicts to migrants: the transformation of Moutier

The prison in Moutier holds asylum seekers destined for expulsion. This has brought major changes for employees and the institution. 

Administrative detention What prison is like for failed asylum seekers

Thousands of unsuccessful asylum seekers are imprisoned each year in Switzerland before being expelled from the country. spoke to two.

Asylum policy Despite criticism, Switzerland continues to incarcerate minors

Each year, around 20 minors are locked up in Swiss prisons. Despite strong criticism, the Swiss parliament refuses to ban the practice.   

Cantonal differences How Swiss migration policy could be a template for Europe

What lessons could the EU learn from Switzerland, which rejects a one-size-fits-all approach to migration?

Disabled in swiss society How a Zurich music festival lit a spark for inclusion

Switzerland has pledged to promote the inclusion of people with mental disabilities in society, but progress has been slow. 

Improve protection Official report identifies problems for female refugees

The government has called for improved housing of female refugees in Swiss asylum centres and better protection of victims of sexual violence.

This content was published on October 16, 2019 3:11 PM

Mental health Mad Pride in Geneva aims to destigmatise mental illnesses

Some 500 people have taken to the streets of Geneva as part of the first Mad Pride to be held in Switzerland.

This content was published on October 10, 2019 6:50 PM