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Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric will be sworn in on March 11 and oversee a vote on a new constitution in the South American nation [Esteban Felix/AP Photo]
Monday, January 24, 2022
Chile president-elect Boric unveils women-majority cabinet
Gabriel Boric, Chile’s left-wing president-elect, has announced his first cabinet, giving a majority of the posts to women and several to former student protest leaders. Fourteen of the 24 new ministers announced on Friday are women, including...
Women take part in a performance of Las Tesis feminist collective while lawmakers debate and vote on an impeachment motion against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, in Valparaiso, Chile December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Chile's women shine in constitution vote as more men need leg-up to stay even
Chilean women made such a strong showing in elections to pick candidates to draft the country's new constitution that adjustments to ensure the body was equally split between genders had to be made in favor of more men, elections body Servel said on...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Chile celebrates a gender equality milestone
A few days ago, Chile held a historical plebiscite to decide whether the country should draft a new constitution, and through which mechanism; a fully elected constitutional convention, with gender parity, or a mixed convention integrated by current...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Chile’s president is a woman — and she just scored a major policy victory for women. Here’s why that matters.
Latin America has some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Yet it also leads the world in electing female presidents — including Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. Last week, Chile’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a reproductive...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Chilean Senate approves criteria of gender quotas for political parties
The Chamber of the Chilean Senate approved with 35 votes in favor, the new law on political parties, in the absence of some outstanding voting points. This new law aims to advance internal democracy of political parties in Chile and has a special...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo elected to Congress
Camila Vallejo, who helped spearhead Chile's student uprising in 2011,has been elected to Congress alongside three other former university leaders, underscoring a generational shift in the country's politics. The 25-year-old communist shot to...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Chile's election: A tale of two daughters
Chile holds a presidential election on Sunday and both frontrunners are women - the socialist Michelle Bachelet and her right-wing rival Evelyn Matthei. In a region where politics is still very much a man's game, that, in itself, is remarkable...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chilean presidential election is between “Michelle Bachelet and I” says Evelyn Matthei
Chilean presidential candidate for the ruling party Evelyn Matthei was the target of her competitors’ criticism during a televised debate in which she brushed aside hopefuls’ aspirations arguing that it was obvious that the race was between her and...
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...
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, 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
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
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...