Abstract: I study the impact of a municipal program on gender-based violence in Chile. I exploit the fact that the implementation of the program is through \Centros de la Mujer” and only some municipalities have one. This allows to measure the effect of the program with a difference-in-difference approach including municipal and month fixed effects. The study concludes that in municipalities in which the
program is implemented, all kinds of violence against women decrease 4.13%. Results suggest that the program reduces violent crimes (domestic violence, sexual abuses and rapes) for both women and men. The program has heterogeneous eects across age of victims and a 1-year delay since its implementation until results are observed.