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Sunday, September 15, 2013
The hurdles faced by Bachelet to achieve her promise of reforming Chilean education
One of them is the privatized education system, the subject of regular student protests, which former president (2006/2010) and currently running for another four years next November, Michelle Bachelet has pledged to reform. However to achieve it,...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Chile’s Women Candidates, Not Two of a Kind
“There’s something sexist about saying that the candidates are two women. Has anyone ever remarked on it when the candidates are two men?” former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet complained about comparisons between herself and her main rival in...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Women With Bitter Past Run for Chile's Presidency
Their history is the history of Chile. Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei were childhood friends whose fathers became top generals on opposite sides of the country's deep political divide. Bachelet's father supported socialist President Salvador...
Monday, June 17, 2013
EU and UN Women to fund Chilean initiatives for gender equality
The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile. These projects will focus on three strategic areas: eliminating violence...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Chile's Bachelet leaves U.N. post amid presidential comeback calls
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced on Friday she would step down from a key U.N. post amid high expectations that the popular politician would campaign again for the top job in her homeland at a November election. Speaking at the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Assess Bachelet's Record
Women activists in Chile say that Bachelet's criticism is unfair and is due to male chauvinism. For more information, please see IPS News .
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Chile's Bachelet Sinks Her Teeth Into Education Reform
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet gave her full support Monday to legislation creating a new General Law of Education, replacing the existing Pinochet-era law, known as the L.O.C.E. For more information, please visit World Press Website a
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Equal Opportunity Employers’ Seal Of (E)quality
"Chile - Growing in Equality" is the name of the campaign launched by the government of Michelle Bachelet to advertise its programme "Iguala.cl", aimed at certifying state and private companies that comply with gender equity standards for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Chile: Chile Women Interested in Politics, But Ignored
The study, conducted annually by the Regional Center of Human Rights and Gender Justice, or Humanas, asked 1,135 women in Chile about a variety of topics, including politics, important issues, the role of women in society, cultural attitudes...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Chile: President Michelle Bachelet of Chile Receives Top Leadership Award at Opening of Historic Women's Summit
At a gathering of more than 300 women, Chair and Co-Founder Melanne Verveer highlighted 10 years of Vital Voices involvement and engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean, opening the Women Leadership Summit. Vital Voices also presented...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Chile: Elecciones municipales 2008. Los partidos y las candidaturas de mujeres.
Si bien a menudo se afirma que no puede haber democracia sin partidos políticos, es igualmente cierto que no puede haber partidos sin una participación activa de las mujeres. Esto no sólo significa una apertura a las demandas e intereses...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Chile: Crisis Handling Boosts Chile President Rating
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's approval rating rose in March to 62.2 percent, the highest level since taking office in 2006, on support for how she is tackling global economic crisis. A $4 billion anti-crisis fiscal stimulus plan...
Monday, May 31, 2010
María Antonieta Saa
"Chilean society is much more progressive and open toward women than political parties.  The big hurdle in my country is political parties.  There are studies that confirm that women parliamentary candidates are more eligible than men.  As I...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Impact of Religion on Women’s Leadership Roles in Politics and Public Life
This consolidated response highlights the impact of religious norms and religion on women’s political participation. The response also describes women’s participation in religious institutions and religious political parties, as well as women’s...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective
This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the...

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