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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?

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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.

Asylum policy Swiss deportations far outpace EU’s

While Switzerland sent nearly 57% of its rejected asylum seekers back home in 2017, the average figure for EU nations was just under 37%.

This content was published on April 21, 2019 6:05 PM

Libyan conflict ‘We haven’t yet learned from the 2015 refugee crisis’

Is Europe set for another migration wave? A complex civil war in Libya, the third since 2011, could spark a new stream of asylum requests.

Crime statistics Why most of Switzerland’s prisoners are not Swiss

Almost three-quarters of all detainees in Swiss prisons are of foreign origin, a study shows. An analysis of the factors behind the numbers.

Counselling centres Racial discrimination prevalent at work and school

Swiss counselling centres have reported 278 cases of discrimination based on colour, ethnicity and religion last year – down 10% on 2017.

This content was published on April 8, 2019 11:04 AM

Asylum Eritreans stuck in Switzerland lose faith in a better future

Thousands of failed asylum seekers cannot be sent back and refuse to return home voluntarily. Young Eritreans share their stories.

Easy as ABQ Homosexuality is no longer taboo in classrooms

The ABQ association has been criss-crossing schools in cantons Bern and Fribourg for 20 years, talking about sexual orientation.

Survey Majority of population see racism as key social problem

Almost 60% of the Swiss population consider racism an important social problem, a poll by the Federal Statistical Office has found.

This content was published on February 22, 2019 9:06 AM

Past and present Religious groups advocate ‘conversion therapy’ for homosexuals

Meet the Swiss people who had to deny they were gay.