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The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

Image description: Text that reads, ‘reproductive rights are non-negotiable’. Obstetric Violence (OV) is a global health problem. Whilst this terminology alludes to notions of physical harm, OV also encompasses, “disrespect”,...
Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Image description: Women at a march against sexist violence in Chile. Many of them wear green bandanas or scarves. On January 21, the President-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, appointed his...
Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Recently, on March 4, 2020, the two chambers of the Chilean Congress approved gender parity for the election of the Constitutional Convention that will shape the new Chilean Constitution. What...
Protests, Riots, Inequality and a New Constitution for Chile

Protests, Riots, Inequality and a New Constitution for Chile

Chile is in the middle of constitutional upheaval as president Piñera announced — although in a vague and obscure fashion — the need to reach a social agreement in order...
Chile’s debt to children: State engagement in children´s rights protection

Chile’s debt to children: State engagement in children´s rights protection

878 deaths of children under the care of the Chilean National Children’s Service are currently under criminal investigation. This revelation was followed by the submission of a complaint under the...
Women’s Suffrage in Chile

Women’s Suffrage in Chile

By the time that the Chilean poet and educator, Gabriela Mistral, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, women in her country were still disenfranchised in national elections....
Legalization of Abortion on Three Grounds in Chile

Legalization of Abortion on Three Grounds in Chile

After having a full abortion ban for over 100 years and the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America, Chile created three non-punishable exceptions to its abortion ban in September...

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