Chile is currently in the process of drafting a new constitution that will “re-found” the country. Every aspect of the political system is on the table for discussion, and feminists are making sure that feminism will be one of the guiding principles of the new Chile, legal abortion being one more step towards forging this path.
Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta—Argentina’s minister of women, gender and diversity—was instrumental in the country’s landmark decision to legalize abortion.
From the challenges to implement the new law, to new topics such as the gender gap in caregiving tasks, Gómez Alcorta shares her experiences and plans to tackle the ministry’s feminist agenda.
The abortion rights movement in Argentina is responsible for shifting on-the-ground perception and showing politicians that times have changed, that new generations have different priorities and that it is possible to win elections advocating for legal abortion.
Argentine feminists believe the time has finally come for abortion to be legalized.
“Stop making women’s bodies the battleground of all the political and economic issues you cannot solve.”