Jean-Jacques Gautier Conference: Women and prisons

October 29, 2019

The prison is a closed world, essentially thought up by men, for men. How do women live there, especially when they are fewer in number?  What is the daily life life for women who work in them? Finally, how can we make the world of prisons less opaque? 

Speakers working in the world of prisons will share their experience from French-speaking Switzerland. College students will also present their work and their point of view. 

This event will be in French only 

Programme (18h30 - 20h30)


  • Opening words by Garcia Bedetti, Administrative Advisor of la Ville de Chêne-Bougeries.


  • Introduction by Barbara Bernath, Secretary General of the Association for the Prevention of Torture 
  • Presentation by Mathilde Terrier, student at Claparède College
  • Interactive questions with college students using Kahoot


Debate on the perspectives of women in prison, moderated by the APT. Speakers will include: 

  • Lauriane Constanty, criminal psychologist
  • Corinne Devaud Cornaz, Member of the Swiss National Commission on the Prevention of Torture. 
  • Viviane Schekter, Director of Relais Enfants Parents Romans (REPR) 


  • Apéritif – debate - Each speaker and student will be able to continue the discussion. 


Salle communale J.-J. Gautier 

Route de Vallon 1 

1224 Chêne-Bougeries (See on a map)

Free entry 

Download the event flyer here 

This conference is offered by la Ville de Chêne-Bougeries