Women and sport in Chile
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This chapter outlines geographic and demographic information about Chile, its social and economic development, the situation of women in Chile and a review of women's role in sport in the country. Chile is known as a tricontinental country because it has territory in three continents. Chile is also defined as a country of mixed-blood identity. In 2010, Chile was the first South American country to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD. Primary and secondary education is mandatory in Chile, being targeted mainly at children and young people. According to the Chilean National Statistics Bureau, a historic level of 48 per cent female participation was reached during 2011. Also, the presence of women in decision-making positions is scarce. The Chilean population only practised modern sports sporadically, since they differed from their indigenous culture and local customs. People who first expressed interest formed clubs and private organizations to promote the sports.