Analysis: Gender Parity Driving New Constitution in Chile

The feminist movement has promoted protests that have paved the way for a change in the Magna Carta, which will be written by a joint body.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Chilean Constitution, in addition to being the firstborn in democracy, will be written jointly by men and women. In a plebiscite on October 25th, citizens decided by an overwhelming majority -78% x 21%- to replace the fundamental Charter in force, a text dating from 1980, adopted during the Pinochet dictatorship.

The Chilean feminist movement, the instigator of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?