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This content was published on March 2, 2021 - 10:00

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Our latest episode is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Switzerland. We talk to Regula Stämpfli, a political scientist and co-host of Die PodcastinExternal link – a German-language feminist podcast. We also hear from author Clare O’Dea, whose novel Voting Day tells the story of four women on the day Swiss men rejected women’s suffrage in 1959.

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