Grève des Femmes, Lausanne 2019

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Hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland have taken to the streets to demand higher pay, greater equality, and more respect, protesting that one of the world’s wealthiest countries continues to treat half its population unfairly.


Switzerland lags behind many of its European neighbours in gender equality. Swiss women only got the vote in federal elections in 1971, decades after most of the western world, and until 1985 needed their husbands’ approval to work or open a bank account.

It’s about equality and respect. It’s about making sure the next generation won’t have to fight or protest. It’s about shouting for once and for all we are ALL THE SAME and deserve to treated as such!

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