Past Event

Incorporating Sexual Orientation & Gender in Chile’s Public Health Policy

June 29, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In the context of Pride Month, Universidad Católica de Chile and Columbia Global Centers | Santiago will hold an event to explore the health inequities that persist in relation to the different manifestations of gender and sexual orientation, and how public policy can help to address that gap.


  • Margarita Bernales, Professor at the School of Nursing, Universidad Católica
  • Tonda Hughes, Associate Dean of Global Health, Columbia School of Nursing
  • Andrés Rivera, Recipient of Chile’s Human Rights Award 2014, Consultant in Human Rights and Gender Identity

To be chaired by Lilian Ferrer, Vice President for International Affairs, Universidad Católica.

Gender inequities can be a threat to people's health and well-being: studies of some sexual minority groups in Chile have shown that, due to fear of seeking medical help in spaces inhabited by people who discriminate, life expectancy for these groups does not surpass 40 years.

This Pride Month event will provide the opportunity to consider equity as a social goal for the construction of a better world.