In 2021, the Parliament Building will host four major events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
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From May to November, the Parliamentary Services are offering a guided tour of the Parliament Building on the theme of women in Parliament. In the second half of the year, a son et lumière show entitled Hommage 2021 will be projected onto the north façade of the Parliament Building. Precise dates will follow. From 26 October to 17 December, dozens of female wood-carved figures by members of the Swiss Society of Women Artists will be on display around the Parliament Building to highlight that women have their place in Parliament and should be appropriately represented there. The exhibition is also intended to provide support for the second women’s session, which will take place on 29 and 30 October in the National Council chamber and is organised by Alliance F, the umbrella organisation for women’s charitable organisations.
Guided tour of the Parliament Building
11 May - 23 November 2021
A sound and light projection honouring women’s fight for equal rights lightens up the Bundesplatz
6 - 13 August 2021
Swiss women voice their political demands
29 and 30 October 2021
Dozens of women’s silhouettes represent women’s entry into Parliament
26 October - 17 December 2021
Des femmes dans la fresque de la landsgemeinde de la salle du Conseil des Etats