Chileans want diversity protection laws and the state to be responsible for “promoting and funding the development of communities… without imposing a single vision of the human person, society and the world, nor a single understanding of the human rights “.
Juan Carlos Lara, executive director of Derechos Digitales, told the Citizen Internet Space last year that social justice should be the basis of the “framework of social discontent from which the process of drafting a new constitution” took place. emerged, while legal frameworks are lagging behind technological advances.
Chileans want care work, which has always been done by women, to be transferred to the state and enshrined as a fundamental right.
President-elect Boric who takes office in March has unveiled a 24-member cabinet with half of the ministers being women; after 75 years of democracy, India has only 33% parity on paper.
Fourteen of the ministries will be headed by: Antonia Urrejola (Foreign Affairs), Maya Fernandez (Defense), Jeanette Vega (Social Development), Marcela Rios (Justice), Jeanette Jara (Labour), Maria Yarza (Health), Marcela Hernando (Mines) , Javiera Toro (National Assets), Maisa Rojas (Environment), Alexandra Benado (Sports), Antonia Orellana (Women), Julieta Brodsky (Culture), Camila Vallejo (Secretary General) and Izkia Siches (Interior). He chose the banker Mario Marcel to be his finance minister.
Portfolios with women at the helm tell their own story. It brings a clearly feminist perspective to a non-communist, social democratic mode of governance with the ambitious promise of ensuring social justice. Some lessons for India 2024?
(This article first appeared in the National Herald on Sunday)