December 8, 2012

Some 10,700 women and girls are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) in Switzerland, according to Unicef Switzerland, based on a survey of medical professionals and social workers.

Some 10,700 women and girls are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) in Switzerland, according to Unicef Switzerland, […]
July 7, 2012

Switzerland has tightened laws against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), aiming to prevent Swiss-based families from having their daughters circumcised, whether in Switzerland or abroad.

A change to the Swiss penal code on female genital mutilation comes into force on Sunday which aims […]
June 11, 2011

Genital mutilation to be outlawed

The Swiss Senate unanimously agreed to ask the government to prepare an amendment to the criminal law to […]
March 9, 2011

Council of States dismisses burka ban

The Swiss Council of States dismissed a notion to ban burka wearing in Switzerland: the religious veil, which […]
February 23, 2011

Government cracks down on forced marriages

The Swiss cabinet has put forward tougher measures to crack down on forced marriages: in legislative proposals that […]
December 21, 2010

Female genital mutilation ‘will be punishable offence in Switzerland’

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been made a punishable offence in Switzerland: the Swiss parliament voted last week […]
February 25, 2010

Libya’s Gaddafi urges jihad against Switzerland

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called on Thursday for a “jihad” or armed struggle against Switzerland, saying it was […]
November 10, 2009

Justice minister revises anti-burqa statement

Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf has revised an earlier statement that she would ban the burqa in Switzerland: […]
October 22, 2009

Cautious welcome to anti-forced marriage plan

Swiss campaigners against forced marriage have welcomed government plans to impose tougher penalties on those found guilty of […]
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