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An intersectional analysis on promoting State policies: gender equality in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Grant number: 15/26734-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Eva Alterman Blay
Grantee:Patricia Del Carmen Munoz Cabrera
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/23065-8 - 50 years of feminism (1965-2015): new paradigms, future challenges, AP.TEM


Since the return to democratic regimes in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, achieving the paradigmatic transition from gender-blind to gender-sensitive state policies has been a key task for feminist and women's movements in the region. One of the major outcomes of this paradigmatic change is that state policies have gradually taken stock of the fact that in social, economic and political life, women and men experience inequality and inequity in distinctive ways. In fact, a plethora of scholarly works attests to the social gains of incorporating gender equality in state policies, not only in terms of reconfiguring public institutions, but also in terms of galvanising the democratic fabric of these three countries. Despite these achievements, there is little research investigating the extent to which gender-sensitive state policies have tackled the intersectional nature of inequality (namely, overlapping grounds of discrimination such as gender/race/ethnic discrimination). There is even less scholarly research examining the correlation between intersectional gender equality and gender justice in public policies. This research proposal aims to fill this important lacuna. Through comparative analysis of three countries with distinct socio-political contexts, it will contribute to scholarly research on intersectional analysis of state policies promoting gender equality, examining their correlation with gender justice. (AU)