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Women to strike in Switzerland for equal pay and end of domestic violence

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Nearly 30 years after staging a first nationwide strike for equal pay, women across Switzerland say they are preparing fresh action to push for wage parity.

In fact, next Friday, 14 June 2019, women across Switzerland plan to go on strike as part of a global movement calling for gender equality.

In Switzerland, women overall get paid less than men. In 2016, the was a 12% overall difference in median pay.

The protest will also be calling for an end to violence against women. Over the last 10 years, an average of 25 people have been killed annually as a result of domestic violence in Switzerland. 75% of the victims were women or girls. Women are more likely than men to be victims of other more prevalent forms of domestic violence too, and foreign women and girls in Switzerland more than twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence from their partner as Swiss women.

Via France 24 / Le News 

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