Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts: Chile

Chile’s advancements in its anti-trafficking policy have been the result of internal and external determinants. Most of the work and advancement of the anti-trafficking policy of Chile has laid in the shoulders of women. Consistent and strategic actions led by women-led CSOs and female public officers and politicians, have been able to trigger and sustain political will and promote awareness raising and cooperation to adopt legislation, promote capacity-building and provide assistance to trafficked persons.
The advancements have also been the result of a complex set of factors that intertwine CSOs work and influence, international law’s impact, and structural conditions such as Chile’s legalistic culture, a centralized administration, and a customary shortage of resources in “women’s issues” that has fostered innovation and coordination between institutions, promoting partnerships as the way to counterbalance the lack of resources and comply to the international obligations.