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What problems/difficulties that women face moving and living in Geneva?

I heard a few women commenting that they really dislike Geneva. To my curiousity, what do you think are the problems that they face when they move over for work or because their spouse move here. What exactly annoys them and make it difficult for them adapt here? and what do you think could help resolve these problems?
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Old 08.06.2012, 12:37
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Re: What problems/difficulties that women face moving and living in Geneva?

I can't speak to Geneva specifically, but there is a huge "trailing spouse" thread that would be useful to check out. It outlines a lot of the challenges spouses face, as well as things that some have found useful. You can use the search feature in the upper right hand corner, and hopefully someone with experience in Geneva can speak more specifically to your questions.
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Re: What problems/difficulties that women face moving and living in Geneva?

I live in Geneva. The only problem i have is that i dont speak fluent french although i find that when you at least try to speak the language everybody is more patient. Other than that no problems
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Re: What problems/difficulties that women face moving and living in Geneva?

Maybe they find it demeaning.

For example, if one comes over from the states, or the UK, and rocks up in Geneva, where perhaps they were used to certain level of attention and admiring glances back home, they are now surrounded by hot women and desiger labels its enough to make most women suffer an insecurtiy complex
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Old 08.06.2012, 20:29
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Maybe they find it demeaning.

For example, if one comes over from the states, or the UK, and rocks up in Geneva, where perhaps they were used to certain level of attention and admiring glances back home, they are now surrounded by hot women and desiger labels its enough to make most women suffer an insecurtiy complex
Actually I disagree with you Most females (including myself) get hacked off with the constant hassle and attention that a lot of men seem to think we like in Geneva - I have never experienced it anywhere else in Switzerland - ( And I'm not in my20s/30s either)
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Actually I disagree with you Most females (including myself) get hacked off with the constant hassle and attention that a lot of men seem to think we like in Geneva - I have never experienced it anywhere else in Switzerland - ( And I'm not in my20s/30s either)
Romanian street beggars?

No I haven't seen them anywhere else in Switzerland either. Won't leave me alone when I'm there either
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Re: What problems/difficulties that women face moving and living in Geneva?

Why is this a gender issue for the OP? It's not Khandahar...
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Why is this a gender issue for the OP? It's not Khandahar...
True. But... Geneva is so international with an international crowd that mix up and meet each other in daily life that women encounters a wide range of cultures with their different attitudes to women in general. Therefore, women in Geneva are reminded regularly of those differences. By definition, in a wide range of attitudes, one will prefer some and want to avoid others. This is exactly what is so difficult in Geneva: hard to avoid some of the attitudes one doesn't like.
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Re: What problems/difficulties that women face moving and living in Geneva?

I'm not really sure what OP is referring to, i.e. the trailing spouse issues, women vs. men in the workplace, or perhaps woman's safety issues.

If it was the latter, I can confirm that you likely need to be a bit more aware and careful in GVA versus other places in CH, but this is 2012 and bad things can happen anywhere. If going out alone late at night in GVA as a single female, there are definitely places to avoid or places to be in the company of others for safety reasons.
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