One year after women’s session
Organizations take positive stock
The Federation of Swiss Women’s Organizations draws a positive balance one year after the 2021 women’s session: Half of the 23 petitions submitted at the time have been fulfilled or are at least on the right track.
The Federation of Swiss Women’s Organizations believes that a lot has changed since the last women’s session in autumn 2021. (archive image)
According to a statement on Tuesday, the women’s session has also provided long-term networking for women politicians and encouraged various women to start a political career. At the women’s session on October 29th and 30th last year, 246 elected participants from all over Switzerland discussed more than 70 transactions and approved a total of 23 demands.
Of the demands made in 23 petitions, five have already been accepted in both councils and a further six have been decided in the commissions or first councils. In the future, the Federal Council must launch regular nationwide prevention campaigns against domestic, sexual and gender-based violence and examine how universities and technical colleges can hire more part-time researchers.
Furthermore, in the future more people will receive a higher AHV pension thanks to the care work they have done. In addition, Parliament has passed postulates that demand that school sex education be improved and that the proportion of women in so-called Mint professions (abbreviation for the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology) be increased.
The Federation of Swiss Women’s Organizations includes Alliance F as well as the Swiss Evangelical Women (EFS), the Swiss Catholic Women’s Federation (SKF), the umbrella organization of Swiss non-profit women (SGF) and the Swiss Farmers’ and Rural Women’s Association (SBLV). The Federal Commission for Women’s Issues (EKF) and the Confederation are also listed in the communication.