EXPLAINED: What is Switzerland’s ‘anti-burqa’ initiative all about?

EXPLAINED: What is Switzerland’s ‘anti-burqa’ initiative all about?

Swiss voters will go to the ballot box on March 7th to weigh in on three issues. One of the most controversial ones is the so-called ‘anti-burqa’ initiative.

EXPLAINED: What is at stake in Switzerland’s March 7th referendums?

EXPLAINED: What is at stake in Switzerland’s March 7th referendums?

Swiss parliamentarians vote for burqa ban

Swiss parliamentarians vote for burqa ban

Burqa ban counter-proposal: Swiss government wants tougher rules on face coverings

Burqa ban counter-proposal: Swiss government wants tougher rules on face coverings

Swiss region of St. Gallen overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’

Swiss region of St. Gallen overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’

Direct democracy: Regional ‘burqa ban’ up for vote in Switzerland

Direct democracy: Regional ‘burqa ban’ up for vote in Switzerland

Top Swiss court vetoes cantonal vote on school ‘headgear’ ban

Top Swiss court vetoes cantonal vote on school ‘headgear’ ban

Swiss government outlines counterproposal to burqa ban

Swiss government outlines counterproposal to burqa ban

St Gallen residents will vote on face coverings ban

St Gallen residents will vote on face coverings ban

St Gallen backs ‘burqa ban’ proposal

St Gallen backs ‘burqa ban’ proposal

Switzerland moves a step closer to voting on nationwide burqa ban

Switzerland moves a step closer to voting on nationwide burqa ban

Swiss canton rejects call to ban the burqa

Swiss canton rejects call to ban the burqa

Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters

Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters

Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’

Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’

Switzerland edges towards nationwide burqa ban

Switzerland edges towards nationwide burqa ban

United Nations weighs in on burqini ban debate

United Nations weighs in on burqini ban debate

Survey: majority of Swiss in favour of burqa ban

Survey: majority of Swiss in favour of burqa ban

Women shoppers flout burqa ban in Ticino

Women shoppers flout burqa ban in Ticino

Ticino tourist sector has ‘real fears’ over effect of burqa ban

Ticino tourist sector has ‘real fears’ over effect of burqa ban

Saudis warn tourists to respect Swiss burqa ban

Saudis warn tourists to respect Swiss burqa ban

Anger as Basel pool bans ‘maxi burqinis’

Anger as Basel pool bans ‘maxi burqinis’

Businessman vows to pay burqa ban fines

Businessman vows to pay burqa ban fines

MPs in Swiss canton of Ticino back burqa ban

MPs in Swiss canton of Ticino back burqa ban

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Swiss tourists warned of French burqa ban

Court backs right for schoolgirl to wear scarf

Court backs right for schoolgirl to wear scarf

Swiss upper house rejects burqa ban

Swiss upper house rejects burqa ban

Swiss canton voters could ban the burqa

Swiss canton voters could ban the burqa