Country / Region profile of: Switzerland

Switzerland does not have a recent history of conflict. It continues to sustain this legacy of peace by actively working for peacebuilding around the world. Women in Switzerland enjoy the same rights as men under the Constitution, including in family and property law and in the judicial system. However, there are certain instances of discrimination, particularly concerning issues of labour. Switzerland is ranked 21 out of 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017 and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1997. Switzerland ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 30 January 2015.Violence against women remains a problem in Switzerland. WILPF International is headquartered in Geneva. Women activists in Switzerland continue to work towards the full realisation of UNSCR 1325 (2000), peacebuilding, conflict prevention, disarmament and women's human rights. In 2015, $4.6 bln was spent by Switzerland on its military. There is currently an active WILPF section in Switzerland.

“Looking around the room @ #betterpeace – like being in presence of many #mandelas – sadly not known by world” - Sanam Naraghi Anderlini


$ 4,630,000,000
Military expenditure
Switzerland spends USD$4,630,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Gender equality in UN peacekeeping
This amount could cover more than half of the UN's entire peacekeeping budget, strengthening support for women peacekeepers, for a year.
NAP 1325
The Switzerland NAP does not include an allocated or estimated budget and there are no other financial resource consideration references within the NAP.
WPS commitments