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In this month of Rosa Luxemburg’s birthday and the celebration of International Women’s Day, we have proposed to ten women to each choose a woman who, here in Switzerland, fought for women’s rights and/or for political and social rights. Each of them then wrote a portrait, her portrait, the portrait of a person particularly close to her heart. We will publish these articles one by one during the month of March.
Rosa Luxemburg spent about ten years of her life in Switzerland, and the animated short film we made looks back at this little-known period of her life. But we also wanted to show other, less well-known life stories that together tell us a collective story: the story of the struggle for rights, which we should always remember, also to keep it alive.
A portrait of Christiane Brunner by Romaine Jean
A portrait of Margrith Bigler-Eggenberger by Elisabeth Joris
A portrait of a generation of immigrant women in Switzerland by Jacqueline Ricciardi Werlen
A portrait of Theresia Rohner by Isabel Rohner
A portrait of Margarethe Faas-Hardegger by Fanny Vaucher
A portrait of Rosa Bloch-Bollag by Kaya Pawlowska
A portrait of Carole Clair and Joëlle Schwarz by Marie Fourquet
A portrait of Rosa Grimm by Brigitte Studer
A portrait of Jovita Dos Santos Pinto by Noemi Michel
A portrait of Ruth Dreifuss by Isabelle Gattiker
A portrait of Annemarie Schwarzenbach by Caroline Dayer
A portrait of Élisabeth Dmitrieff by Natacha Rault
More portraits can be discovered here during the month of March as well as on the website Hommage 2021, which pays tribute to the Swiss women who fought for women’s voting and suffrage rights for more than 100 years.