An army of women

28 min

Available until 11/06/2025

For more than 20 years, women have been part of the Swiss army, including in combat units. However, the number of women in the forces still only accounts for just over 1% of the total number of troops. The Department of Defence plans to increase this to at least 10% by 2030. But how? We meet some of the women who have chosen to wear the uniform, and ask what the Swiss army of the future might look like.

This programme by Swiss broadcaster SRG SSR is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative from European public service media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR, RTBF and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.







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