Gender-based violence

Combating sexual and gender-based violence, as well as protecting women's political rights, are a priority of Switzerland's humanitarian policy.

Switzerland works to strengthen protection for the most vulnerable people.

It has therefore made it one of the priorities of its humanitarian policy objectives to combat sexual and gender-based violence.

Women's participation in peace processes and, more generally, in political decision-making processes, is also a priority for Switzerland.

This concept is part of the national action plan to implement Security Council Resolution 1325 entitled "Women, Peace and Security".

Switzerland also supports initiatives aimed at preventing sexual violence by calling on parties to a conflict to respect the law in this area and ensure that women participate in peace and political processes.