Social policy

The path to a Switzerland without poverty

Caritas Switzerland draws attention to the increase of poverty in Switzerland and works to promote a political framework conducive to eliminating poverty. It supports a social system at national and cantonal level that provides better protection for at-risk groups and is more in keeping with contemporary lifestyles

We are actively engaged in the following themes:

  • Living wages and working practices
  • Better educational opportunities including for people on a low budget
  • Good and affordable provisions of supplementary childcare
  • Health costs affordable for all households
  • Dignified livelihood security for all people in Switzerland
  • Sufficient affordable living spaces

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Aline Masé

Head of Social Policy advisory service

+41 41 419 23

Header image: Families with several children or single parents are particularly at risk of poverty © Conradin Frei