GI-ESCR signs collaboration agreement with University of Chile
On 9 November 2023, our Executive Director, Magdalena Sepúlveda, and the Vice-Rector for Extension and Communications, Pilar Barba, signed a collaborative alliance that seeks to establish a series of joint actions in the future to develop an art competition in which students will be able to participate and apply their works.
At the meeting, the representatives expressed their joy at establishing this strategic alliance. For the Director of Extension of the University of Chile, Fabián Retamal, this firm stands out as GIESCR is an "organisation dedicated to addressing human rights at different levels in the field of economic and social rights".
Retamal highlighted with this agreement that "what we seek is to promote the interest of students in public services, which is a fundamental area in the management of public policies and development for the country." Therefore, the possibility of "working with GIESCR fills us with satisfaction and projects us to be able to continue working together around the defense and promotion of human rights."
Magdalena Sepúlveda pointed out that having an art contest will bring students closer to public services, which she defined as "essential to resolve social demands: education, health, care; demands that, in a country like Chile, in a historical moment like the one we are living in, are fundamental for the population."
She also added that the alliance with the University of Chile comes at a particular time due to the trajectory of this higher education institution. "It is especially important to me to establish this alliance with the University of Chile, with its tradition and symbolic importance for the country, in collaboration with an organization that works for social justice."
Likewise, Valentina Contreras, Operations & Latin America Lead for GI-ESCR, highlighted that "this signature is an initial milestone of a collaboration with the University of Chile and that I believe it can be very prolific in the future, to practically connect economic, social and cultural rights with the provision of public services from a university."