Chile

Nonviolent action in postconflict situations

The Decline In Peace Activism In Post-Repressive Situations -- Croatia

Some say that there is no need for nonviolent activism in post-conflict situations, as the primary target is gone. Sadly however, the end of a conflict does not necessarily bring an end to all other problems.

Militarism, injustice and ethnic tensions can persist long after the guns have been laid to rest. Nonviolent action is necessary precisely to stop a renewed conflict breaking out again. But how do we respond to the drop in peace activism in post-repressive situations ?

Amidst poetry, pain, memories, magic and rage - A re-encounter with the Villa Grimaldi

Roberta Bacic

The Villa Grimaldi, now a park for Peace, was the CNI's (secret police) torture centre in Chile. I will share with you what I felt during my first visit to the Villa Grimaldi since it was handed over to civil society.

Much or nothing could be said. The issue does not allow neutrality or impartiality.

La objeción de conciencia en América Latina

Paraguay

enviado por Orly, desde el SERPAJ PY

9 de agosto del 2001

Después de siete años de vigencia de la Constitución Nacional todavía no se reglamenta la figura de la Objeción de Conciencia. Hubo dos intentos, uno en 1996 y otro en 1997, en ambas oportunidades el poder ejecutivo vetó las leyes sancionadas por el Congreso.

Movimientos sociales en Chile

Colectivo Rescatando Palabra y Memoria

Patricio Véjar, por el grupo

La memoria: Identidad y proyecto que se convierten en lucha social.

Nuevamente los rostros se acercan, muestran la desconfianza de tanto tiempo, las marcas del dolor colectivo pueden ser reconocidas por quien quiera observar más allá de la superficie. El silencio es la actitud primordial, sólo roto por múltiples reencuentros que se dan para cada ocasión que la memoria es convocada.

La Esperanza Reconquistada

Crónica de las vicisitudes y lecciones de 503 dias de lucha por la extradición de Pinochet a España

Proyecto Internacional de Derechos Humanos

Con la detención del dictador Augusto Pinochet, el pueblo de Chile comenzó a levantar sus ojos hacia un futuro en el cual la impunidad y la injusticia se convertirían en sombras de un pasado deshonroso para su historia.

El arte y su relación con los movimientos sociales

La substitución de los olvidos

por Roberto Arroyo
Chileno, actualmente radicado en California USA.

Mehuín on the move: indigenous people oppose pollution in Chile

The forthcoming War Resisters' International Triennial will include a theme group on Civil Disobedience and Environmental Action. People from a range of environmental campaigns have been invited to come and discuss their experiences. This article gives the background to one such campaign in southern Chile.

Chile

04/05/1998

1 Conscription

conscription exists

Military service is regulated by the Law of Recruitment and Mobilization of the Chilean Armed Forces (The 12 September 1978 Decree-Law no. 2306). [2] [3] [4]

military service

All men aged 18 to 45 are liable for military service. [1]

Military service lasts for 8 to 12 months in the army and air force, and 8 to 18 months in the navy. [1]

All military obligations end at the age of 45.

Facts at a Glance

Brazilian women won the right to vote in 1932. Today, women represent 5 percent of the House of Deputies and .24 percent of the Senate.

Some 20 percent of Brazil's 35 million families are now headed by women. Most are poor and live with inadequate sanitation: over 90 percent of children under a year old in the Northeast live in homes with inadequate sewage systems.

Women in Brazil earn, on the average, 52 percent of what men do.

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