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What has prevailed is tolerance, and that every woman may make decisions based on her values, religion, principles or real options. Today I am proud to say we have fulfilled a fundamental commitment of our government with the women in our country. It has been a long battle, fought with the weapons of democracy and dialogue, overcoming barriers and prejudice that in the past impeded hundreds of women from alleviating their suffering.feedback
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Aug 21 2017 Women
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Michelle Bachelet quotes

Jan 25 2017

We must a show a generosity of spirit in dealing with this emergency.feedback

Jan 23 2017

"Chile is living the greatest forest disaster in our history,". "But we have the courage and the solidarity to face it.".feedback

Jan 20 2017

I've instructed the Interior Ministry to declare a catastrophe zone and a state of emergency in the areas affected by the fires.feedback

Dec 20 2016 - Peru

These bad practices by some businessmen directly affect confidence and curb our chances of development ... we can't allow this to be repeated.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Feminism

I think that beyond asking for forgiveness, this demonstrates that in Chile there is still machismo, sexism and in some cases even misogyny.feedback

Nov 03 2016

As a society and as a state, we have failed these vulnerable children.feedback

Oct 13 2016

I'm a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies.feedback

Sep 30 2016

Not everything can go at the same speed ... this budget is the best demonstration that we maintain our desire to make progress. So Chile should recover its optimism despite the difficulties.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - OECD

It's very important, considering the complex international backdrop of low copper prices, that we've been able to decrease poverty in Chile.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - OECD

What's important here is that we're talking about 400,000 people who have left poverty.feedback

May 21 2016 - Populism

I am aware of the economic responsibilities of the state, and even more so in a time of reform…Long-term strategies require healthy public finances, because populism is the opposition of serious change.feedback

Sep 21 2015

We know that nothing can make up for what you suffered during this natural disaster, but we want the people to know that the government will not leave them alone and we are going to provide them with the necessary support so that they can go back to their normal lives.feedback

Sep 17 2015

We're going to have go on the ground to see what the damages are and see where help is needed.feedback

Sep 12 2014

September 11 is synonymous with pain and loss for our entire society. It is the date that reminds us of the terrible divisions among our people. It reminds us of what we don't want ever again.feedback

Apr 15 2014

We are making all possible resources available to confront this tragedy – firstly by relocating and supporting affected families – and in a second phase, with reconstruction.feedback

Dec 17 2013

One of the most important things is having an education minister. Firstly the person has to be excited about the education reforms we want to carry out which I think clearly respond to the desires and dreams the students have and have had all these years.feedback

Dec 16 2013

Gentlemen, I am here, it is I who will call you, you, you…there's no room for you at the podium. This success is mine.feedback

Dec 16 2013

I am proud to be your president-elect today. I am proud of the country we've built but I am even more proud of the country we will build together.feedback

Dec 16 2013

The victory in this round isn't personal, it's a collective dream that triumphs – it's your voices that we heard throughout Chile during these months that have won. It's the voice of the people who have marched in the streets for years making their demands with courage and who have set ambitions and a path for out country.feedback

Nov 18 2013

We made a big effort considering the number of candidates and the challenge of voting not being compulsory for the first time. We were so close. We won tonight and we are going to work hard to get a big victory in December.feedback

Nov 14 2013

This will ensure quality that is free [taxpayer-funded] and not for profit, that is inclusive, on the principle that education is a social right and not a commodity.feedback

Apr 21 2012 - European Commission

Oh completely! First of all, political participation by women is the biggest gap in all the goals on women's rights. It is not only 'We need to have women!' It is that we have to have women because women give an added value. Because when economists and businessmen are thinking how to recover the economy, one of the main issues that comes out is diversity, new ideas, creativity. If you bring women and men together, bring people from different regions of the world together, you get a better outcome.feedback

Apr 21 2012

I believe it, but there is also clear evidence on that. For example, I believe women are peace builders and peacemakers and I have seen in many international situations that women can bring rationality and peace to some discussions. In many places in the world where, unfortunately, women are seen as second or third class citizens, to see women in power – with guns, as powerful entrepreneurs, as political leaders, as presidents of republics and so on – gives a sense of strength, support and hope for women.feedback

Apr 21 2012

No, no, no. One thing is that we have done better, but it is not enough. We need much more money! Think that of the seven billion people that are living on the earth, 3.5 billion of them are women and 70 percent live in poverty.feedback

Apr 21 2012

They do so much unpaid care work – that means they go water fetching, firewood collecting – that if we could provide those women with the energy needed to do even the most normal household activities like cooking, heating, lighting the home, it would save them so much time in doing it. It would permit them to be better educated or involved in a productive activity.feedback

Apr 21 2012

Well, the United States supports us with some money, but it is not our biggest donor. Australia is a very important donor and Japan and Korea.feedback

Apr 21 2012

We wanted 300 million dollars for this year. We have already raised 235, so we need to continue fund raising. But we need much more money because we set the 300 million target because we knew that the economic situation is difficult. Because our biggest donors until now have been mainly European countries like Spain and, of course, they are in a situation where they have to make a lot of adjustments. Nordic countries have always been fantastic partners and they continue to be.feedback

Apr 21 2012

Yes, I know, but we need to work with them and demonstrate how important it is for religion to help people's lives. So we need to do things to help people's lives. For example: there are 260 million girls and women today that want access to contraceptives. They do not have access. I can assure you that if we could provide those women with contraceptives – family planning, alternatives, whatever contraceptives – we would dramatically lessen maternal mortality.feedback

Mar 06 2010

What has happened to all of us is tremendous. But at least we are alive. And as long as we are alive we are going to get on our feet and move forward.feedback

Mar 05 2010

Everything possible has been done to get services such as police, firemen and armed forces to the region as fast as possible and where they're needed.feedback

Mar 02 2010

I want to call to the people's conscience, we must all work together, looting and crime is not acceptable.feedback

Oct 28 2009 - Inequality

I believe that if you want to fight inequality you have to do it starting at infancy.feedback

Oct 28 2009

I have said it was a mistake. It was a good idea, but it created problems for the day-to-day life of the people, and that was not acceptable.feedback

Mar 28 2009

The crisis cannot be combated by pushing the people and the workers aside. It should be fought by putting the people first.feedback

Jul 01 2008

As a bloc, we will put pressure on the EU over its new immigration policy. To do this, we must pull together as a group, in terms of our own social and economic integration, for the benefit of our own people.feedback

Nov 18 2007

We have let down the people we most want to help, and we have to make it right.feedback

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