In recent years, the women’s strike in Chile has become a driving force in the broader fight for dignity and equality across society. As the country prepares to rewrite its constitution, feminist organizers want to steer the process toward deep social transformation.
Alondra Carrillo is a member of the 8M Feminist Coordinating Committee and a candidate for the Constituent Assembly in Chile.
This International Women’s Day, Chile’s feminist strike was bigger than ever, building on the anticapitalist protests that erupted last October. Now that a lockdown means street protests are no longer possible, feminists are thinking of new and creative ways to resist.