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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
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Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 19, 2021, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-2

"Women serving in Switzerland's military will no longer have to wear men's underwear under a pilot project starting next month.Currently, all service members in the Swiss army are provided with the same standard issue military clothing, which means men's underwear for everyone, regardless of their gender.But under the new project beginning in April, female soldiers will be allowed to wear women's underwear instead(para 1-3).
July 19, 2021, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Just one percent of the military in Switzerland is made up of women, according to The Local. By comparison, Sweden's military is 18 percent women, France's is 15 percent, and 12 percent in Germany and Norway"(para 8).
July 19, 2021, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"Women have been permitted to join the Swiss army since 2004, performing exactly the same duties as men but under conditions involving uncomfortable underwear, as well as accommodation deemed unsuitable for women, according to a federal report looking at women in Switzerland's military"(para 14).
June 29, 2021, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Swiss government today urged voters to reject a nationwide burqa ban when the issue is put to a referendum in March, saying it would damage tourism and be 'unhelpful for certain groups of women'" (para 1).
June 29, 2021, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"The March 7 vote could lead to a ban on full face coverings such as the burqas and niqabs worn by some Muslim women" (para 2). "Two Swiss cantons, St Gallen and Ticino, have already banned full face coverings in regional votes " (para 3). "Switzerland's proposal also forbids forcing somebody to wear a facial covering based on their gender" (para 8).
June 16, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Switzerland adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) in 2018 for the period 2018-2022...The NAP identifies five overarching goals: effective involvement of women in conflict prevention; women’s participation in and influence on conflict resolution and peace processes; protection against sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, refugee and migration contexts; women’s participation in peace missions and security policy; and multi- and bilateral commitment by Switzerland to women, peace and security...The NAP does not have an allocated budget, but holds each organizational unit responsible for allocating a budget to their respective activities" (para 1). "Switzerland’s fourth NAP is preceded by three other NAPs, adopted in 2007, 2010, and 2013 and implemented...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
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Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 11, 2021, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation concerning article 15, paragraph 2, and article 16, paragraph 1 (h): Said provisions shall be applied subject to several interim provisions of the matrimonial regime (Civil Code, articles 9 (e) and 10, final section)" (para 69).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"The Swiss Trade Union Federation, which helped to organize the protests, said the coronavirus pandemic had shone a light on the lack of progress in improving equality, working conditions and recognition of unpaid domestic work. '(The pandemic) has in fact drawn attention to the kind of work that is very often carried out by women',' the federation wrote on its website" (para 4-5). "'This has finally been recognized as 'being systemically important,' but apart from rounds of applause on balconies nothing has been done'" (para 6).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Swiss government statistics show that women in full-time employment earn on average 11.5% less than men" (para 9).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The 1991 demonstrations eventually led to the passing of the Gender Equality Act in 1995, which banned discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace" (para 14).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Last year's strike was the first of its kind since 1991, when a similar protest saw some 500,000 women demonstrate against continued inequality across all sectors of life, 10 years after gender equality was enshrined in the country's constitution" (para 13).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women across Switzerland took to the streets Sunday, screaming together for one minute as part of protests for gender equality. Videos on social media showed protests in various cities around the country, with protestors speaking out about the gender pay gap, street harassment and violence against women" (para 1-2). "'For me it is emotional. Because I scream for me, but I also scream for my sisters and brothers, I scream for all the other children who lost a mother or a father, and I also scream for my mother, who would have screamed if she was still here,' said Roxanne Errico, 19, who told the Reuters news agency that her...more
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"However, women's rights activists say...protections for women facing harassment, abuse and violence are lacking" (para 8).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Swiss Trade Union Federation, which helped to organize the protests, said the coronavirus pandemic had shone a light on the lack of progress in improving equality, working conditions and recognition of unpaid domestic work" (para 4). "Sunday's protests came one year to the day after the unions organized a women's strike as well as workshops, demonstrations and flash mobs to highlight the country's poor record on gender equality and the gender pay gap" (para 11). "Women from trade unions, feminist groups and women's rights organizations came together to argue that one of the world's richest nations has given half of its population a poor deal" (para 12).more
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"The Swiss Trade Union Federation, which helped to organize the protests, said the coronavirus pandemic had shone a light on the lack of progress in improving equality, working conditions and recognition of unpaid domestic work. '(The pandemic) has in fact drawn attention to the kind of work that is very often carried out by women',' the federation wrote on its website" (para 4-5).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"…a 2019 survey commissioned by Amnesty International revealed that sexual violence is widespread" (para 9). "One in five women surveyed said they had been subjected to sexual violence, according to Amnesty" (para 10).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"…a 2019 survey commissioned by Amnesty International revealed that sexual violence is widespread" (para 9).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"However, women's rights activists say women are still being systemically discriminated against in the professional world, job security and advancement are limited, and protections for women facing harassment, abuse and violence are lacking" (para 8). "Sunday's protests came one year to the day after the unions organized a women's strike as well as workshops, demonstrations and flash mobs to highlight the country's poor record on gender equality and the gender pay gap" (para 11).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"'For me it is emotional. Because I scream for me, but I also scream for my sisters and brothers, I scream for all the other children who lost a mother or a father, and I also scream for my mother, who would have screamed if she was still here,' said Roxanne Errico, 19, who told the Reuters news agency that her mother was killed by an abusive boyfriend" (para 3).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"However, women's rights activists say women are still being systemically discriminated against in the professional world, job security and advancement are limited, and protections for women facing harassment, abuse and violence are lacking" (para 8).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Videos on social media showed protests in various cities around the country, with protestors speaking out about the gender pay gap, street harassment and violence against women" (para 2). The existence of protests against street harassment suggests that women may face harassment when intermingling in public spaces (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GDI-DATA-1

"Switzerland ranks second in the United Nations' gender equality index, which assigns a score based on indicators such as maternal mortality and the proportion of female politicians elected to parliament" (para 7).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Switzerland was 175.4 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Switzerland was 175.4 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Switzerland was 18.3% (p 72).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
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Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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