Open letter to the Federal Council: Ensure prevention of violence


Surprisingly, the Federal Council does not want to fund a new national prevention campaign against violence after all - even though Parliament has instructed it to do so. More than 170 Swiss organizations that campaign against violence have therefore written an open letter to the Federal Council. Mission 21 also signs this letter, which calls on the Federal Council to reverse this decision.

The Federal Council does not want to fund a specific national prevention campaign against violence. At the request of Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter (Finance), the Federal Council "has not allocated any additional funds for a specific national federal prevention campaign in the area of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence." (Media release dated November 23).

This does not mean that the responsible Department of Home Affairs (FDHA, headed by Alain Berset) cannot run a campaign. However, the FDHA would have to free up the money elsewhere in the budget, "through reprioritization or compensation". This means that the FDHA would have to cut other planned expenditure in order to finance the additional campaign.

In the open letter, over 170 organizations are now calling on the Federal Council to reconsider and correct this decision. After all, prevention campaigns against violence are necessary and effective in combating violence and supporting those affected by violence.

► Read the open letter

► The media release from the federal government

►Mission 21 projects for gender equality

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