"If you ask a child, ‘What do you think the Constitution is?’, they might want people to be able to be happy, that people love each other, that people can say whatever they think, or they want to express themselves. This is a way of building Constitutions as well…" - Nicolás Espejo Yaksic
At the end of 2019, parts of Chile descended into violent unrest. Demonstrations were countrywide and challenged broad social issues, such as the increased cost of living, privatisation and growing inequality. Arising out of the protest is a proposal of constitutional change. In light of the recent unrest, politicians agreed to call a national referendum on the creation of a new Constitution. In this episode, we discuss the protests, the possibility of constitutional change, and the impact on children's rights in Chile.
Interview with: Nicolás Espejo Yaksic (Universidad Central de Chile)
Hosted by: Natasha Holcroft-Emmess
Produced and edited by: Natasha Holcroft-Emmess
Executive producer: Kira Allmann
Shownotes: Sarah Dobbie
Music: Rosemary Allmann