In 2021, the Parliament Building will host four major events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
From March to November, Parliamentary Services are offering a guided tour of the Parliament Building entitled Women in the Parliament Building. In April, the «Hommage 2021» son et lumière will be projected onto the north façade of the Parliament Building. From 26 October to 17 December, dozens of female figures made out of wood by members of the Swiss Society of Women Artists will be on display around the Parliament Building to make it clear that women have their place in parliament and should be represented there in large numbers. 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
27 March - 23 November 2021
A son et lumière honouring women’s fight for equal rights lightens up the Bundesplatz
10 - 17 April 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