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Pillar 1: The State Duty to Protect Human Rights

Strand 3: Inclusion and Non-Discrimination

Action Point 3.1 (pages 35-36)

The Ministry of Labour will:

  • Perform a series of actions aimed at the protection and defence of human and labour rights of migrants through: …
  • Seek to increase the incorporation and participation of women in the labour market through programmes benefiting this group such as: Bonus to Reward the Work of Women; Programme to Develop Labour Competences for Women, Chile Solidario.
  • Promote and ensure the participation of women workers in trade unions.
  • Foster parental responsibility through the development of Special Covenants where unions may agree with the employer upon certain covenants aimed at offering workers with parental responsibilities the chance to access labour schemes combining time at the workplace with time out of the workplace, as set out by article 376 of Law No. 20,940.

Action Point 3.3 (pages 37-38)

The Ministry of Mining will generate the conditions for transition into an inclusive organisational structure that includes the acknowledgement of respect and diversity in their practices. They will do this carrying out the following actions:

  • Talks on business and human rights targeting key actors in the small, medium and large-scale mining industry.
  • Through the participation in Regional Boards and in the National Board for Women and Mining, the development of an action plan will be supported to raise awareness and motivate the different public and private actors involved in the mining industry in subjects such as gender equality. Likewise, the implementation of conditions for women to stay and develop a career in the mining industry and receive equal pay will be fostered, as well as the creation of good labour practices and the balance between work, family and personal life.

Action Point 3.4 (page 38)

The Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism, through the Division of Associativity and Social Economy will:

  • Create incubators of inclusive cooperatives in conjunction with SENADIS, the Ministry for Women and Gender Equality and local governments, in five districts -through training sessions in four different regions about the programme of female leadership in cooperatives.
  • Encourage the organisation of training and support for the effective exercise of gender parity at democratic representation bodies within cooperatives.

Action Point 3.5 (page 38)

The General Directorate of International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will carry out activities concerning best practices for SMEs, with the purpose of making progress in the application of best practices in the areas of inclusion, leadership and family balance.

Action Point 3.6 (page 49)

The Ministry for Women and Gender Equality will: …

  • Organise training sessions for union leaders of State business enterprises about the union’s challenges regarding gender-focused demands.
  • Organise training sessions for human resource staff working in State business enterprises and other businesses about the balance between work and family life.
  • Disseminate Chilean Regulation No. 3262 to civil servants and business enterprises.
  • Encourage gender equality in business enterprises through the Iguala Seal.
  • Train civil servants about the balance between work and family life.
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