Women's Economic Equality as a Swiss Foreign Policy Objective: What Needs to Be Done?

By Lena Holzer and Maria Isabelle Wieser - One of the key objectives of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs' (FDFA) new strategy on gender equality and women's rights is to enhance women's economic empowerment and ensure equal opportunities for women and men working in the department. What concrete measures are needed to achieve these objectives? The FDFA's new strategy on gender equality and women’s […]

Reigniting the Debate on Gender Quotas

Malu Gatto – Promoting women’s representation in decision-making bodies has been a priority of international organizations for almost four decades. This blogpost makes the case for the necessity of gender quotas. Promoting women’s representation in decision-making bodies has been a priority of international organizations for almost four decades. In 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was the […]