Women took part in a one-minute mass screaming all over Switzerland during a public protest calling for equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.

Last year, half a million people staged a march to highlight Switzerland's poor record on women's rights, but this year's march, which the organizers called a "women's strike", was quieter due to the restrictions of the Corona virus.

Switzerland has a high quality of life but lags behind other developed countries in terms of wages for women and equality in the workplace.

Women earn about a fifth less wages than men, which is better than 30 years ago when they were earning less than a third. But women's wages are now worse than they were in 2000, according to government data.

Thousands of demonstrators in Geneva and other Swiss cities shouted for a minute at 3:24 pm, which is the daily time when women start work without pay, technically, given the wage gap.

The protesters also organized a quick gathering, then observed a minute of silence in mourning for the women killed by their husbands or friends.

The protesters denounced violence against women and the LGBT community and called for the recognition of unpaid work.

Source: Reuters

By ... Nadeemy Haded

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