Since 2003 the Domain Domestic Violence has been working under the mandate of the Federal Council to support and develop measures to prevent violence, in particular violence against women.
Focus: Violence within relationships
Domestic violence is also a widespread social problem in Switzerland. Women are most frequently the victims of violence within their own homes. The Office for Gender Equality therefore focuses on preventing violence within relationships and when relationships break up. In our prevention and invention work we take into account the situation of both the victim and the perpetrator, regardless of their gender.