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REYES-HOUSHOLDER, Catherine  and  ROQUE, Beatriz. Chile 2018: Challenges to Gender Power from the Streets to La Moneda. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.2, pp.191-216. ISSN 0718-090X.

Focusing on feminism, this article describes the political, social and economic situation in Chile throughout 2018. We argue that during this year, the way in which power is structured between men and women was questioned in diverse spaces of Chilean society. This third wave of feminist protest, instigated primarily by female university students in 2018, possibly constitutes the largest wave of feminism in Chilean history. These events forced political actors in both the legislative and executive branches to improve the participation and representation of group that are historically marginalized according to gender. We conclude that an analysis of the origins and consequences of the “year of feminism” could enrich current debates on the quality of democracy in Chile.

Keywords : feminism; gender; feminist mobilizations; sexual diversity; quality of democracy.

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