Swiss women stage a mass scream to protest gender pay gap, domestic and anti-LGBT violence

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06/15/2020

Women across Switzerland have staged a mass screaming protest as part of demands for equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men. On Sunday (local time), thousands of marchers in Geneva and other Swiss cities screamed for a minute at 3:24pm — the time of day when women technically start working for no pay given the country’s gender wage gap. They also staged a flash mob and held a minute’s silence for women killed by husbands or boyfriends. Demonstrators decried violence against women and the LGBT community, and called for recognition of often-unpaid work caring for family and relatives.

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