Equal Opportunities in the FDFA and Global Gender and Women's Issues

The Section for Equal Opportunities and Global Gender and Women's Issues of the FDFA advises the department's top-level management and its directorates on matters concerning equal opportunities in the workplace and ensures coherence in foreign policy activities with regard to women's rights and global gender issues.

The Section for Equal Opportunities in the FDFA and Global Gender and Women's Issues is integrated within the FDFA's General Secretariat. The merger of equal opportunities in the workplace and the dossier on women's human rights in foreign policy and global gender issues has generated synergies and created coherence within the department and in the field of foreign policy.

The section advises the FDFA's top-level management and its directorates on matters concerning equal opportunities in the workplace and ensures coherence in the FDFA's foreign policy activities – including in international development work – with regard to women's rights and global gender issues. To this end it coordinates networking, awareness-raising and the exchange of information among all the directorates of the FDFA and with other federal departments.

Equal opportunities in the workplace

Equal opportunities and rights for women and men as well as people with disabilities; promotion of multilingualism

Global Gender and Women's Issues

Implementation of Swiss human rights policy on women: ensuring consistency and congruence in women’s rights and global gender issues in bilateral and multilateral foreign policy and in domestic policy.