Comprehensive care system

Gender equality is still a long way off. Although the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social and economic crises have exacerbated this situation, women have historically borne the burden of caregiving responsibilities and their socioeconomic contribution is undeniable.

Today, it is increasingly recognized that the responsibility for caring for children, the elderly, and others has fallen mostly on women, and that their contribution should be recognized as a necessity, a right, and a job.

At the XV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the 2022 Buenos Aires Commitment, the countries of the region recognized that the inequitable distribution of the use of time and the prevailing social organization and sexual division of labor and care disproportionately affect women in all their diversity and lead to multiple forms of discrimination. 

Therefore, the call was reiterated to promote recovery plans with affirmative actions to achieve substantive equality, promoting comprehensive care systems, decent work, and the full and equal participation of women, ensuring their economic, political and social autonomy in order to achieve a transformative, sustainable and genderequal recovery.

The FFP will continue to insert Chile in bilateral, multilateral and regional instances that address this situation and seek to shape collaborative actions between countries, such as, for example, the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Global Alliance for Care, and other instances of bilateral cooperation. Internally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is addressing actions to promote co-parenting and will apply for certification on gender equality by the United Nations Development Program, starting in 2023.