Us-Feeling How compassion helps against prejudice
- Study: Nyla R. Branscombe and Michael J. A. Wohl: “Forgiveness and Collective Guilt Assignment to Historical Perpetrator Groups Depend on Level of Social Category Inclusiveness”
- Book: Kristin Neff: “Selbstmitgefühl. Wie wir uns mit unseren Schwächen versöhnen und uns selbst der beste Freund werden” (Self-Compassion. How to Reconcile with Our Weaknesses and Become Our Own Best Friend)
- You can find more stories for an even stronger feeling of community here as well as here.
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Every face has a story: Embaba’s success story
Embaba first came to Switzerland around four years ago and has now been with Valeriana for almost two of those years. She has basically been there since the very beginning and has become an integral part of our team. That is why we think that it’s...
A short (im)migration history of Switzerland
What does it mean to be Swiss? Regardless of the exact reasons why you feel that you belong to this part of the world, technically speaking, all Swiss people have one thing in common (and that’s without resorting to cliches): a migration backgroun...
Together towards a shared sense of community
Talking about racism is never easy, but it is (unfortunately) still necessary. Since 1966, 21 March has officially and globally been dedicated to the “Elimination of Racial Discrimination”. To mark the occasion, we would like to talk about why we ...
In conversation with the head of Zurich’s Integration Office
“In a city like Zurich, there are very few people who were actually born here. Almost everyone has moved here, some from a neighbouring town, others from a completely different continent.” Christof Meier, Head of the Integration Office of the Ci...
Why many migrants are (re)born on 1 January
Today’s topic might have something to do with the fact that today someone in the Valeriana team is also celebrating their birthday. At the very least, this event (which may or may not occur today) has got us thinking about birthdays in general — a...
Having your chores done while doing good at the same time — is that even possible? With Valeriana it is!
Today, we are going to look at a few facts and figures about people with a migration background who work in the housekeeping sector. We’ve gathered this information from UN Women’s “How Migration is a Gender Equality issue” page.