In "Equality - a snapshot" (Voltafilm GmbH), a film by Romana Lanfranconi, the results of the research presented in Dr. Lucia M. Lanfranconi's dissertation "Gender equality through economic benefit discourse?" are brought to life for a wide audience.

After 20 years of equality legislation, how do things stand in terms of equality between women and men in Swiss working life? We accompany the social researcher Dr Lucia M. Lanfranconi through the Swiss companies whose equality projects she has investigated. One employee is given a different role with a lower salary following her maternity leave. A human resources manager regrets the fact that she has only one man working as a carer in her retirement home. Another employer is willing to offer part-time work to more male employees, but hasn't actually asked them if they would like to take this up.

These everyday insights bring many hidden mechanisms to light. The voices of employees and managers show the obstacles that stand in the way of equality in relation to pay, career structures, parenting, traditionally gendered professions, and part-time work. Professionals in the field explain current equality policy measures and deal with objections to their implementation.


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“Equality - a snapshot”, a documentary film by Romana Lanfranconi, 2016, 30 min., original language Swiss German, f/d/e subtitles

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  • screenings with commentary and an introductory presentation and/or the moderation of a discussion. Cost on request. Contact us.
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A project by Dr. Lucia M. Lanfranconi, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation