(MENAFN – Swissinfo) On June 14, 2019, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets demanding gender equality in Switzerland. Thirty-one Swiss female photographers decided not to join, but to document the strike from their perspective.
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Colorful demonstrations and violent protests across the country occurred 28 years after the first Swiss women’s strike in 1991. They drew media coverage worldwide, and it led to broader discussions about inequality and discrimination faced by women, both in the labor market or at home.
Photographer Yoshiko Kusano, from Bern, came up with the idea that he and his female colleagues had to comprehensively document women’s strikes from a women’s perspective. More than 30 photographers joined him in an effort to capture the atmosphere and atmosphere of the day. This gallery is the choice of the results of this collaboration.
A broader photo book, titled ‘Wir’ (Us), will be published this year.
Basel : Eleni Kougionis, Corina Rainer, Eleni Kougionis. Berne : Annette Boutellier, Béatrice Flückiger, Carmela Harshani Odoni, Danielle Liniger, Karin Scheidegger, Margareta Sommer, Monika Flückiger, Yoshiko Kusano, Christine Strub. Biel : Sabine Buri. Jurassic & Vaud : Hélène Tobler. Lausanne : Mercedes Riedy, Nora Rupp. Lugano : Sabine Cattaneo. Lucerne : Franca Pedrazzetti. Neuchâtel : MurielAntille. Rapperswil : Manuela Matt. Paudex : Francesca Palazzi. St. Gallen : Tine Edel. Zurich : Johanna Bossart, Corina Flühmann, Ursula Häne, Caroline Minjolle, Sabine Rock, Marion Nitsch, Iris Stutz, Ruth Vögtlin, Katharina Wernli, Sabine Wunderlin, Anja Wurm.