Click acá para ir directamente al contenido

Minister Antonia Urrejola participates in presidential ceremony to commemorate International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 8th 2023

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonia Urrejola, participated in the commemoration of International Women's Day, an event led by the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, in La Moneda, which was attended by government ministers.

At the event, a series of measures aimed at moving towards a more egalitarian society were announced. Among them, is the reinforcement of the Foreign Affairs Ministry's work in consular matters to help chilean women who experience gender-based violence abroad.

In this regard, the Ministry will improve the provision of consular services to chilean nationals who are victims of violence, both in initial reception, through psychosocial legal services and support, as well as in critical cases that may or may not culminate in their return to Chile. To this end, professionals such as psychologists, lawyers and social workers will be available, who will also make referrals at local level if possible.

These actions are in line with the work being carried out in the development of a Feminist Foreign Policy that focuses on establishing the principle of equality and non-discrimination as an axis of Chile's foreign policy that promotes transversal actions to eliminate the obstacles that impede the advancement of women towards the full exercise of their autonomy and rights.