500WS Eat Lunch with Sophie Achermann
On November 11, we met with Sophie Achermann, COO of Alliance F, to discuss the activities of her organisation over lunch. Alliance F is the largest non-partisan umbrella organisation that represents the interests of women in Swiss politics. It was founded in 1900 and has achieved several important milestones, such as nation-wide women's suffrage (1971), “Fristenregelung” (impunity of abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy, 2002) and recently, paternity leave (2020). We also discussed our role in fighting for gender equality and better working conditions at universities, the particular situation of women in Switzerland compared to other countries and violence against women in general. It has been enormously interesting and we hope for future cooperation and networking.