Mission to two UNDEF Chile projects in support of constitutional deliberations
An UNDEF project in Chile works to promote women’s participation and gender content in Chile’s current constitutional process; advance women’s understanding of the new constitution's importance to them and their rights; generate debates on key gender issues; advocate for the inclusion of gender aspects in the drafting process. The project is implemented by Corporación Humanas.
UNDEF Project Officer Jaime Palacios visited the project in Santiago in March 2022.
Jaime Palacios also met in Valparaíso with a new UNDEF project to be launched this year, also designed to support Chile’s current constitutional process. Implemented by the Universidad de Valparaíso, the initiative will strengthen the participation and voice of socially marginalized groups in constitutional and public policy deliberations in the Valparaíso region. Community organizations will participate in collaborative training on deliberative democratic spaces, and on ways to formulate and communicate demands. Ultimately, they will interact directly with government authorities.