9 February 2020

"Clear signal for a humane Switzerland"

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terre des hommes switzerland is very pleased about the clear yes to the bill on the extended anti-racism penal norm. For 60 years now, terre des hommes schweiz has been committed to the human rights and development of young people in a North-South context, supporting and strengthening them as change agents for a fairer world.

The first projections of the SRF voting studio show A clear majority of voters in Switzerland has adopted the bill of 9 February 2020 on discrimination and incitement to hatred on the basis of sexual orientation. People who are discriminated against because of their homosexuality, heterosexuality or bisexuality will now also be protected.

"Switzerland sets an important signal internationally as well"

Together with over 50 nonprofit organizations terre des hommes switzerland supported the "Yes to protection from hate" voting campaign. "The strong 'Yes' to the ban on discrimination is a clear signal for a humane Switzerland", says Franziska Lauper, Managing Director of terre des hommes switzerland. "We are very pleased that a clear majority of voters in Switzerland are of the opinion that all people should have the same protection and the same rights, regardless of their sexual orientation", says Franziska Lauper. "The 'yes' vote at the ballot box strengthens our proven commitment to equal treatment and peaceful coexistence of all people in our country and also sets an important signal internationally".

For 60 years for and with young people worldwide - also in Switzerland

terre des hommes switzerland has stood for integrity and against discrimination of young people worldwide since 1960. Together with local partner organisations in southern Africa and Latin America, the development organisation strengthens young people and young adults in their social environment in the priority areas of health, violence prevention, education and income.

In the project imagine sits down terre des hommes switzerland together with adolescents and young adults from the Basel region, advocates diversity and against discrimination. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary terre des hommes switzerland a bus tour through several German-speaking Swiss cantons. It starts with the imagine-Music Festival on 5 and 6 June 2020 in Basel.

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