For peace and gender justice
Responsible Business Initiative
Why feminists should vote YES
Child labour on cocoa plantations, rivers poisoned during the extraction of raw materials, inhuman working conditions in factories: the Responsible Business Initiative demands that internationally active companies based in Switzerland can be held accountable for environmental damage and human rights violations abroad.
Read our joint statement with the cfd, which shows why, from a feminist perspective, a YES vote should be in the ballot box on 29 November (only available in German).
YES to the war business initiative!
The initiative "For a ban on financing of producers of war materiel" will be put to the vote on 29 November. Today our pension fund assets and the funds of the Swiss National Bank are being invested in arms companies (including nuclear weapons producers).The War Business Initiative will put a stop to this. As a feminist peace organisation, PeaceWomen Across the Globe calls for a ban on such investments. Read more here.
Beijing+25 and 20 years "Women, Peace and Security"
No reason to celebrate
It is 20 years on from the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” and 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on women’s rights and gender equality – back then, the adoption of these instruments was celebrated. Where do we stand today?
Read the full interview with our director Flurina Derungs.