EXPLAINED: What happened after Swiss women got the right to vote in 1971?

EXPLAINED: What happened after Swiss women got the right to vote in 1971?

When women in Switzerland were finally granted the right to vote at federal level 50 years ago, on 7 February 1971, it was the culmination of a long struggle. But there was plenty more to do, writes Caroline Bishop, whose debut novel explores the ongoing fight for women’s rights in the 1970s.

Same-sex marriage referendum on the horizon in Switzerland

Same-sex marriage referendum on the horizon in Switzerland

Swiss men in line for paternity leave boost

Swiss men in line for paternity leave boost

Why have Geneva’s new ‘feminised’ pedestrian crossing signs caused such a row?

Why have Geneva’s new ‘feminised’ pedestrian crossing signs caused such a row?

Switzerland ranked world’s second-best country for women

Switzerland ranked world’s second-best country for women

Switzerland must act on women’s rights, say unions

Switzerland must act on women’s rights, say unions

Initiative for female quota in federal government rejected

Initiative for female quota in federal government rejected

Switzerland plunges down global gender ranking

Switzerland plunges down global gender ranking

Men’s group campaigns for Swiss fathers to play larger role in childcare

Men’s group campaigns for Swiss fathers to play larger role in childcare

Hopes rise for gay marriage in Switzerland

Hopes rise for gay marriage in Switzerland

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Gay marriage back on the discussion table in Swiss parliament

13 key milestones in the history of women’s rights in Switzerland

13 key milestones in the history of women’s rights in Switzerland

Swiss cantons sign up to fight gender pay gap

Swiss cantons sign up to fight gender pay gap

Davos ‘boys’ club’ hears call for gender quotas

Davos ‘boys’ club’ hears call for gender quotas

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Women seek equality at male-dominated Davos

Men’s rights campaigner quits amid child porn row

Men’s rights campaigner quits amid child porn row

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Court win for woman paid 40% less than colleague

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Swiss racism on the rise – report

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Zurich keeps things even with male affairs rep