Annabelle: Focus on the anniversary "50 years of women's suffrage

With the first issue of 2021, women's magazine Annabelle is making good on its promise to be louder and more political again in the future - and is appearing with a 53-page thematic focus on the 50th anniversary of women's voting rights in Switzerland.

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"The fact that Switzerland is now "celebrating" the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage is actually a scandal. Probably the most dubious anniversary of this country ever," writes editor-in-chief Jacqueline Krause-Blouin in her editorial. Annabelle had therefore taken the supposed day of joy as an opportunity to demand instead of celebrate.

In its special issue, the magazine points out the continuing injustices in Swiss gender equality policy - and formulates the following major construction sites: Wage inequality, outdated tax system, sexual violence against women, unpaid care work, poverty in old age, incompatibility of work and family life, and the underrepresentation of women in positions of economic leadership and political power. Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga also expressed her views in an interview with the Annabelle-Sven Broder and Helene Aecherli are combative: "Equality is a struggle. It always has been. And we will continue to fight.

This time, the cover of the magazine is not adorned with a model, but with an illustration of a protest poster with the inscription: "Yes - and now? 50 years of women's suffrage, why we demand instead of celebrate". As an insert there is also an extra, consisting of a 16-page excerpt of the historical special edition, with the Annabelle in 1971, created the mood for a "yes" vote. Issue 1/21 will be available from Friday. In addition, a special delivery will be made to the Federal Palace in Bern. Every member of parliament will receive a copy.

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