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Switzerland

U. Nakamura-Stoecklin and A. Heiniger

The SVF-ADF was founded in 1909 as the Swiss Association for Women's Suffrage and - after obtaining voting rights at the federal level in 1971 - it was renamed the Swiss Association for Women's Rights SVF-ADF. They state, "Commitment to women's rights and a coherent gender equality policy remain at the heart of everything we do. We have an exciting and demanding task ahead of us, because we are currently facing particularly great challenges."

The Water and Pads initiative is a non-profit project created to help women in developing countries in Asia and Africa learn about sex education, abortions, sexism, and abuse. The project also helps provide women with necessities such as water, pads, and contraception.

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