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Gender equality in all areas of life

The Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE) promotes gender equality. Its central objectives are equality in the workplace and the elimination of violence against women and domestic violence. The FOGE is also responsible for coordinating the gender equality strategy 2030, the first national strategy for equality in all areas of life.

News

29 April 2024

New feature in Logib pay system

The Confederation has been providing companies and organizations with the Logib pay system web application since November 2023. This tool enables them to develop a straightforward pay system based on gender-neutral criteria, thus reducing the risk of pay discrimination. A new feature has now been introduced to make the application even more user-friendly.

28 March 2024

Minimum standards for education and training

The minimum standards for the education and training of various professional groups regarding gender-specific, sexualised and domestic violence show the thematic contents and competences that should be taught for the respective professional group as basic knowledge during training or as specific specialist knowledge in education or training.

23 February 2024

Gender equality in Federal studies and statistics

The FOGE provides a tool and guiding questions to support administrative units in reviewing the relevance of including gender in their studies and statistics.

Press releases

11 June 2024

Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider co-chairs the first OECD Forum on Gender Equality in Paris

Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider will co-chair the first Forum on Gender Equality held by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris on Tuesday, 11 June. The forum will focus on advancing gender equality amid green, energy and digital transitions. Switzerland will seek to emphasise the role of gender-sensitive data collection and digital tools in promoting gender equality.

22 January 2024

Parental partner violence: better protection for affected children

A new study commissioned by the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE) and the Swiss Conference against Domestic Violence sheds light on the situation of children affected by violence in parental relationships. Specific recommendations show how existing gaps in support services can be closed and how the protection of affected children in Switzerland can be improved.

14 November 2023

National conference on sexualised violence

This year's National Conference on Violence is dedicated to the topic of sexualised violence. Around 450 experts met in Bern today to discuss the background to this form of violence and suitable measures to combat it. Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider opened the conference organised by the Federal Office for Gender Equality.

Discover the FOGE

Two hurdles are shown on a red running track with four lanes. The hurdles represent the barriers to equality.

24 August 2023

Gender equality in Switzerland

Gender equality has not yet been achieved. Switzerland is committed to equality before the law and in practice in various areas.

Two office chairs of different heights show that equality in the workplace has not yet been achieved.

24 August 2023

Equality in the workplace

The Gender Equality Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace. Employers are obliged to pay equal pay for work of equal value and to protect employees from harassment. The Confederation is committed to furthering gender equality in the workplace through various measures.

Symbolising violence against women, tulips in a vase are blown to the side by a violent blast of air.

22 August 2023

Violence against women and domestic violence

Violence takes many forms and can affect anyone. Almost half of all violent crimes happen at home, in marriages, in partnerships and in families. Domestic violence can also affect men. However, it is more often directed against women. The same is true with regard to sexual harassment.

25 August 2023

About the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE)

The FOGE promotes gender equality in all areas of life and is committed to eliminating discrimination.

25 August 2023

Promotion of projects with financial aid

The Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE) offers financial aid to promote innovative projects in the areas of gender equality in the workplace, the prevention of violence against women and the prevention of domestic violence.

A magnifying glass reminiscent of a five-franc piece as a means of taking a closer look at wages within enterprises.

24 August 2023

Promoting equal pay with Logib

Equal pay is key to achieving equality in working life and is an important element of good governance. A transparent pay system and equal pay analysis help employers to promote and implement equal pay within their sphere of influence.