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The long road to women’s suffrage in Switzerland – And future challenges: three film screenings and a Q & A session

16. März 2021 @ 18:15 - 19:15

In celebration of both international women’s day (08.03.2021) and the 50 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Switzerland (07.02.2021), Equal! – The Office for Equal Opportunities and Diversity is screening three films. The film screenings will be concluded by a Q&A session with Dr. Isabel Rohner, author and women’s movement expert.

The theme of this year’s international women’s day is #ChooseToChallenge. The first two films depict how women in Switzerland chose to challenge the status quo leading up to and after the day that Swiss women finally gained the right to vote in federal elections on the 7th of February 1971. The third and final film challenges traditional family roles and inspires us to change our perspective.

With these three films and the concluding Q&A session, we encourage all ETH members to reflect on the challenges of the past and the challenges that lie ahead, both in Switzerland and in society at large. We want to celebrate the strength and courage of those who dared to challenge in the past and those who choose to challenge today.