The Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, founded under President Michelle Bachelet’s second term in office, has taken several positive measures with regards to gender equality, protection, and the empowerment of women. Chile has pioneered several initiatives, together with the European Union and the United Nations, through an Action Plan whose goal is to promote dialogue and different policies that strive for equality of public services among women and men, in the hope that these good practices get replicated across the whole region. The role of the EU-LAC Foundation is fundamental in encouraging dialogue and reflection between both regions on a key topic with the purpose of promoting just, equitable, and inclusive societies. Read paper
Claudia Pascual is the Minister of Women and Gender Equality in Chile.
This paper was prepared for the EU-LAC Foundation’s Newsletter of September 2016 on the theme “Equitable access by women and men to public services.” This article gives the views of the author, and not necessarily the position of the EU-LAC Foundation or its members.
This is a translation of the responsibility of the EU-LAC Foundation; to read the original version in Spanish please follow the link.