Tag: Women in Government

Academic Elisa Loncon to Rewrite Chile’s Constitution

By Jessie Tu The Mapuche are Chile’s largest indigenous group. Historically, they have been unacknowledged in the country’s rule book. On Sunday, one of its own, Mapuche woman Elisa Loncón, was elected by its constitutional delegates to lead a group to draft a new text to replace the Pinochet-era constitution. Of the 155 Constitutional delegates who make up the constitutional body of…

Estonia’s First Woman Prime Minister Fights Climate Change

Kaja Kallas, leader of the country’s Reform party, plans to govern with the planet in mind. By Leah Rodriguez Kaja Kallas became Estonia’s first woman prime minister on Jan. 26, and prioritizing climate change is one of the first issues on her agenda, according to the Guardian.  Kallas, a 43-year old lawyer and leader of Estonia’s Reform party, took office after a far-right…