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Source: Chamber of Deputies of Chile

Unanimously, 132 votes in favor, the Chamber of the House approved resolution 421, which asks the President of the Republic, through the Ministry of Women and Gender Equity, to carry out a cadastre within police stations and checkpoints. Carabineros de Chile with the purpose of determining if they meet the minimum requirements to receive female staff.

The approach was formulated to the Corporation by the UDI deputies María José Hoffmann and Sandra Amar; PC Camila Vallejo; RN Marcela Sabat, Karin Luck and Ximena Ossandón; DC Joanna Pérez; RD Daniella Cicardini; and independent

The document reported that Carabineros de Chile has maintained its relatively stable staffing in recent years, with a total of 51,728 employees in 2018, where 83% of the employees are men, that is 43,037 officials, and 17% women, that is, 8,691 women.

Taking into consideration the figures, the important difference in the distribution by gender of the personnel is highlighted, so it is estimated that it is possible to ask whether said distinction is only numerical or, if it is, projected within the Carabineros de Chile.

Faced with such question, the resolution seeks to perform a cadastre within the institution of Carabineros de Chile that allows to know its reality in terms of infrastructure and equipment designed to receive the officials, as it is to have separate bathrooms and separate bedrooms for men and women.

Likewise, it is proposed to study the possibility of granting a special subsidy to the police stations and checkpoints that do not have these minimum requirements, so that they can be reconditioned in whatever is necessary to ensure the female carabineers own spaces for hygiene and rest.

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