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Old 25.02.2015, 20:49
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International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

So next weekend, Sunday 8 March, is International Women's Day (IWD). According to the official IWD website it's slim pickings for celebrations in Zurich, actually for all of Switzerland. Zurich is in fact the epicentre of Swiss IWD activity by comparison. And those events that are listed are organised by the expat community. (fair disclosure: I know because I'm organising the 'Miss Representation' film screening).

So what's up with that? Why is IWD a non-event for the Swiss? Just a quick peek at little ol' Ireland (my home country) by comparison and there are pages and pages of listed events. Why is Switzerland apparently so backward in coming forward, so to speak, when it comes to celebrating women's achievements and seeking gender equality???

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