Chile’s New Sex-Harassment Law Takes Off

Three months after Chile’s passage of a law on sexual harassment officials report a big jump in the number of complaints. One woman’s testimony and lawsuit helped spur the law, which had been stuck in parliamentary debate for 14 years.

Chilean Women Chalk Up Income Gains

Ten years after the U.N. called for the strengthening of women’s economic rights, Chilean women’s work-force participation lags Latin America. But some analysts say that’s not such a bad thing. The second of a seven-part series on the Beijing Platform.

Chileans Facing Up to Domestic Violence

In Latin America–as elsewhere in the world–domestic violence peaks during the holidays. The Chilean government has begun to face up to the problem, but advocates say stiffer laws are needed to prevent what new data reveal is an epidemic rate of abuse.

U.S. Isolated on International Women’s Health

At a U.N. conference on Latin America last week, the U.S. tried to weaken support for an international agreement that puts women at the center of development methods. Instead, the U.S. was left isolated as delegates strengthened their support.