Programme on Women,Citizenship and Participation.

National Women's Service
Key objectives of the measure:

Its goal is to promote political autonomy women with civic, social and political participation, ensuring access to spaces representation and decision-making criteria gender parity.

Scope of the measure:
Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Since 1991, the National Service for the Women (SERNAM) has been responsible for promoting in chilean society the equality, autonomy, equity, non-discrimination and a life free of violence for all women in all their diversity. It has also promoted the implementation of policies, plans and programs which cut across gender equity in the state. In this line, SERNAM has developed the "Programme on Women, Citizenship and Participation"[1] that seeks to increase the women public participation and presence in decision-making spaces at local, regional and national levels. To this end, the programme performs leadership schools aimed at women who want to acquire skills to represent their communities or organizations in political and social spaces, conducts workshops of promotion of the rights for the exercise of citizenship with gender perspective and discussion groups to strengthen and promote the associative practice.

[1] This Programme is linked to the Article 2.1 of the 2005 Convention.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

a. Expand and strengthen public institutions that promotes equity and equality rights and autonomy of women in all their diversity .
b. Promote physical, economic and political autonomy of women .
c. Promote the rights and the exercise of citizenship of women, increasing their leadership and participation in decision-making political, social, economic and cultural life.
d. Mainstreaming gender equality in public policies, in order to advance the equality, in changing patterns and gender stereotypes, not to mention the responsibility for the care and reproduction.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

CLP $621 million (2015).

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)