EXIT was founded in 1982 in Zurich. It is one of the oldest and largest right-to-die societies in the world.
Dedicated to the right of self-determination, EXIT offers a living will, legal aid and – if necessary – a dignified and safe accompaniment at the end of life.
The head office of EXIT is situated in Zürich, with two branch offices in Bern and the Ticino, respectively.
Integrity and transparency are very important to EXIT and so is the cooperation with the authorities.
EXIT is a non-profit organisation and is partially tax-exempt.
At the moment, the society has around 55,000 members, with an upward tendency. Polls show that more than three quarters of the Swiss population sympathise with EXIT.
EXIT hosted the World Congress once before, in 1998.
Founded in 1982 like EXIT and affiliated with the latter, EXIT A.D.M.D (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité), has been fighting for the same cause for the past 29 years.
The main objective of ADMD is to take a stand against the squalor of therapy and to help asserting the rights of the patients concerning their will and their choice of death.
The headquarter of A.D.M.D is in Geneva. Today, A.D.M.D has more than 15,000 members.
World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies
The World Federation of Right to Die Societies was founded in 1980 and consists of 45 right-to-die organisations.
The Federation provides an international link for organisations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.
Every two years, the members of the World Federation meet to exchange news and views, to elect the Federation’s Directors and Officers, and to tend to other issues.
- June 13–18, 2012