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It's not unusual: The newly elected all-male Aargau government in October 2020, with its chancellor, Vincenza Trivigno
Friday, February 19, 2021
Women in Swiss politics: Still a long way to go
Fifty years after getting the right to vote, women are better represented in the Swiss parliament than ever. In a ranking of 191 countries worldwide, Switzerland is in 17th place. But this is deceptive: at the local level, representation is still...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Switzerland rolls back ‘antiquated’ ban on women showing their shoulders in parliament
Women in Swiss parliament are now allowed to show their shoulders and arms after the Council of States relaxed its clothing regulations for women. Hans Stöckli, current president of the house, announced at 3:15pm on Tuesday “shoulder-free is now...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
These are the hurdles facing women in Swiss politics
In Switzerland, female voters outnumber their male counterparts by 10%. Yet women remain a minority in cantonal and federal politics. Here’s a look at some of the reasons for this discrepancy. The Swiss will elect a new parliament this October....
Monday, January 21, 2019
Breaking the myths and stereotypes: Women in leadership
This exclusive breakfast aims to explore the connection between gender stereotypes in leadership and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leveraging insight from the Reykjavik Index for Leadership, this session will discuss how the...
Friday, September 07, 2018
International Gender Champions - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting
International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.  As of this writing, the...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Panel Discussion on Gender Parity: A Global Reality Check
Join a conversation between members of the judiciary, executive and legislative branches and global policy experts organized by the Graduate Institute of Geneva in collaboration with Women@theTable and The Women in Public Service Project at the...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
What will you do? Bringing action to the gender equality debate
With the possibility that the UN could, for the first time in its history, appoint a woman as Secretary General, this year’s Women’s Rights Day on 16 June at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is a significant chance to demonstrate that,...
Monday, June 13, 2016
Round table on eliminating violence against women hosted by the Swiss Press Club
With support from the International Geneva Bureau of the Canton of Geneva, the Swiss Press Club hosted a debate around the issue of violence against women. Participants include the Inter-parliamentary Union’s Secretary General Mr Martin Chungong,...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Gender parity: game changer or gamble?
The Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change and the Geneva Gender Champions organized the inaugural Geneva Gender Debate on 8 March 2016. Moderator Scott Weber, Director-General of Interpeace, began by remarking that whilst all...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Swiss youth calls for a National Youth Parliament
The annual general meeting of the Swiss Association of Youth Parliaments, held in Lucerne on 2 April 2016, gathered 150 young people. During the meeting, delegates voted in favor of a national body that would give all youth between the ages of 14...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
                  This week is taking place in Geneva (Switzerland) the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The agenda of the assembly includes the following points:  Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 133rd Assembly...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The 133th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva
The 133th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 17th to the 20th of October 2015. Among the numerous agenda items the assembly is to focus on during its time in Geneva, the attending parliamentarians...
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Make It Happen-International Women's day 2015
Why is it important for women to be active in Politics? Junie Joseph answers
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Switzerland: Why Swiss Women Can't Work After Winning Votes to Lead Nation
Since women won the right to vote in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in 1990, females have risen to rule Switzerland's politics, making up four of the seven- member cabinet. Combining a career and motherhood in the Alpine nation presents...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Effective capacity building programmes for parliamentarians
Irrespective of their occupation or professional background prior to election, few new parliamentarians arrive fully equipped for their parliamentary roles and legislative functions. They are faced with a myriad of complex issues in a context where...
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Information seminar on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
For more information, please visit: ipu.org
Friday, February 29, 2008
Securing Equality, Engendering Peace: A Guide to Policy and Planning on Women, Peace and Security
This guide is provides recommendations on the development of realistic action plans on women, peace and security. The guide is designed as a resource for governments, United Nations and regional organisations as well as non-governmental...