The New Constitution in Chile - the rights of care workers, the right to be cared for, toward a feminist national care system
Feminist demands have made progress throughout the decades. Nonetheless, today’s feminist agenda continues to fight for issues such as the elimination of male violence, the salary gap (24 per cent in Chile), achieving sexual and reproductive rights and non-sexist education, among others. It is in this context that the demand for the recognition of domestic labor and caretaking as work under the slogan, ‘No es amor, es trabajo no pago’ (It’s not love, but unpaid work), comes to life. All these demands reached the Chilean Constitutional Conventional in the hands of the self-proclaimed feminists who comprise exactly 50 per cent of the Convention. Chile has the historical opportunity to write a new constitution and take major steps towards securing gender equality.
The demands for the rights of caretakers and the right to be taken care of cannot be looked at outside of the feminist agenda. The seminar The New Constitution in Chile - the rights of care workers, the right to be cared for, toward a feminist national care system, will address the feminization of caretaking from a feminist and economic point of view, emphasizing the door that the Chilean constitutional process is opening.
Claudia Pascal - Chile
First Minister of the Ministry of Women (2016)
Mercedes D’Alessandro - Argentina
Economist and author. National Director of Economics, Equality and Gender at the Ministry of Economics, Argentina.
Paula Poblete - Chile
Director of Studies, ComunidadMujer
Soraya Villa - Chile
President of the Fundación Yo Cuido, Concepción
Carolina Pérez Dattari, Director of IGLO-UAR
This seminar is being organized by the Instituto de los Gobiernos Locales (IGLO) and the Instituto de Discapacidad, Inclusión y Cuidados (IDIC) of the Universidad Abierta de Recoleta (UAR) and the Transnational Institute (TNI).