UN Public Service Award 2018

United Nations Public Service Award 2018

The FOGE achieved first place in the UN's prestigious international competition in the category «Promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals».

Equal pay in the public sector

Commitment to equal pay in the public sector

«Public authorities have to set an example in terms of respecting pay equality. If we can create dynamics to end pay discrimination, it will strengthen the whole country.» Alain Berset, federal councillor and head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs

Key topics of 2018

Key topics of 2018

The FOGE is first and foremost committed to legal equality between women and men as well as equal opportunities and pay in professional life; including prevention from sexual harassment at work; and to a balanced distribution of tasks within the household and against domestic violence.

In focus

Scène du monde du travailFemme et homme en dialogue, homme avec libre

Equal pay platform

The equal pay platform provides the main facts, gives employees and employers tips on how to make equal pay a reality and contains information on the public sector's commitment.

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Domestic violence

Since 2003 the Violence Prevention Service has been working under the mandate of the Federal Council to support and develop measures to prevent violence, in particular violence against women.

The law

In Switzerland equality between men and women is now well established, on paper at least. However, in reality there are still significant gaps in gender equality.

Further information about the FOGE

What is Logib ?

Check your pay practice quickly and easily.

Charter Equal pay

Closing the gender pay gap in Switzerland - Charter for equal pay in the public sector.

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