Bainvegni Fugitivs Marsch
Time: 14 October - 10 December
The Swiss Civil March for Asylum Rights is marching across Switzerland to raise awareness on the issues affecting refugees and migrants in the country, and to show solidarity with people entering Switzerland to seek asylum and safety.
Inspired by Switzerland’s tradition of humanitarian action and its historical commitment to promoting peace, human rights, international humanitarian law and the rule of law across the world, they will walk over 1,000km in just over two months – completing a circuit around the entire country.
Those marching do so because they are concerned that Switzerland’s humanitarian traditions are being jeopardised by decisions made at all levels of government – federal, cantonal and local.
These decisions have made it harder for people seeking asylum in Switzerland to find accommodation, reduced the support they need to live on, introduced quotas on accepted asylum seekers, refused humanitarian visas for severely ill people and blocked families from reuniting in the country.
To protest these events, the march is taking the voices of refugees and displaced people from the smallest villages to the biggest cities. They are walking with refugees and other people on the move to show them that the possibility of an open, caring Switzerland still exists. A Switzerland which allows refugees to work, to reunite with their families, offer citizenship and respect human dignity.
The march starts on Saturday 14 October 2017 in Bellinzona and finishes there on Sunday 10 December – International Human Rights Day. You can donate to the event here, and the full itinerary is:
16.10.17 San Bernardino
22.10.17 Bad Ragaz
25.10.17 St. Gallen
15.11.17 St. Aubin-Sauge
06.12.17 Nufenenpass – Ronco Bedretto