Chilean President Promulgates Anti-Femicide Law in March 2020 | Chile Today

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ley Gabriela
Gabriela's law

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Chilean President Piñera promulgated a new law that redefines femicide. Ley Gabriela (“Gabriela’s Law”) comes as a result of continued petitioning by the family of Gabriela Alcaíno, who was raped and murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Significantly, the law extends the crime of femicide to any homicide with “gender motives,” and thus applies to any type of relationship that a woman has with her aggressor, even those with no prior connection.

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