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Switzerland celebrates 50 years women’s suffrage 

by Annette die Rosa


On 7th of February of 2021, Switzerland is commemorating the introduction of women’s right to vote that was finally granted to the women of Switzerland on February 7th 1971, much later than in the other countries of the European continent.


This achievement was a major victory over the deeply anchored swiss mentality, that women should stick to the three K « Kinder, Kirche, Küche » (Children, Church, Kitchen). Things did neither come easily, nor swiftly: the first initiative handed over by a group of women from Zurich to the local government was made in 1868.

 

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