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Lena Holzer

Lena Holzer is a PhD student in international law and political science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Her research focuses on the construction of the gender binary in international law, with a specific focus on the rights of trans and intersex persons. She also works as a Teaching Assistant at her university and served as Co-Head of the foraus Gender programme from 2016 to 2018.

Publications by Lena Holzer

International surveys on economic competitiveness have ranked Switzerland at the top nine years in a row. However, these positive outcomes often stand in opposition with rankings on gender equality in the labour market, which tend to give Switzerland a low score. Indeed, in 2016, the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) remarked several shortcomings with regards to the implementation of women’s rights to work in Switzerland. The current publication departs from the CEDAW Committee’s recommendations and offers ten policy proposals to ensure gender equality in the world of work in Switzerland.