Children who witness domestic violence experience direct psychological abuse

13 July 2021

Every year, thousands of children in Switzerland witness domestic violence between their parents or other family members. They suffer direct psychological abuse, sometimes resulting in life-long trauma. Even if these children are not directly affected by the physical violence themselves, they are still victims.


Children’s Ombuds Office to begin operations in January 2021

21 December 2020
This year, the motion from Ruedi Noser for the creation of an Ombuds Office for children’s rights was debated and adopted by both the National Council and the Council of States. This is a success for children’s rights in Switzerland that is also thanks to the political commitment of the OSKR Alliance.