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Introducing myself and my journal: Hablemos de Empleadas Domésticas

Reunión del sindicato Utrasd, Unión de Trabajadoras Domésticas. Medellín, Colombia, agosto de 2013.

About Me:
Soy comunicadora, especialista en comunicación política. Desde el 2011 trabajo en redes sociales 2.0 para visibilizar el abuso laboral que sufren las empleadas domésticas en Colombia y reivindicar sus derechos laborales. Nuestras principales redes son Twitter: @Empleadas_hogar, Facebook: Hablemos de Empleadas Domésticas, y la web: Tenemos cuatro frentes de trabajo: 1. Apoyo al sindicato Utrasd - Unión de Trabajadoras Domésticas; 2. Información y sensibilización a los empleadores sobre la legislación laboral de las empleadas; 3. Incidencia en políticas públicas; 4 suministro de información a los medios de comunicación. En Colombia existen cerca de 1.000.000 de mujeres que trabajan como empleadas domésticas. El gobierno colombiano ratificó internamente el Convenio 189 de la OIT suscrito para garantizar el cumplimiento de los derechos laborales de las empleadas domésticas. .

My Passions:
La maternidad, la comunicación social, las empleadas domésticas, la política, las redes 2.0, el deporte, la equidad

My Challenges:
Lograr los derechos laborales plenos para las empleadas domésticas; recuperar el valor del trabajo doméstico.

My Vision for the Future:
Empleadas domésticas en Colombia con igualdad de derechos laborales que cualquier trabajador

My Areas of Expertise:
Comunicación social, periodismo, redes digitales 2.0, ONG.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »


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Me alegro de verla acá, además de Twitter!

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Women Weave the Web Campaign

Hablemos de Empleadas Domesticas,

Bienvenida! Adjunto una misiva en ingles sobre nuestra campanna "Women Weave the Web." Espero que pueda participar! Si ponga el mensaje en google translate se puede leer en castellano...pero si haya problemas avisame!

I was so fascinated by your description of your work with domestic workers. I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. And your union work would be a perfect subject! You can find out more information about the campaign here, It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital access in all its complexity.

By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

· Being selected to represent World Pulse at influential international forums. This is your chance to meet key players and make your voice count!

· Connecting and building relationships with grassroots women leaders around the world. Be part of a community of thousands of women speaking out on this issue!

· Exploring and sharing resources for your work on our Campaign Resources page. Find support for your initiatives from funding to volunteers and supporters!

· Getting your voice heard on a global scale! World Pulse will analyze and collate your stories to deliver recommendations to influencers and decision makers on a global scale.

· Getting visibility and support for your work. Your story could be featured on our site, included in an e-magazine, or even published by well-known media outlets!

And the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website,

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Wishing you peace,


Bienvenu à WOLRD PULSE j'espère que vous apprécierer faire partie de cette communauté des femmes de beaucoup de pays à travers le monde. Nous pouvons trouver des solutions pour mettre fin à la violence faite aux femmes et à faire un monde de paix et sécurité pour nos familles de notre génération présente mais aussi et surtout celle futur. Nous entendons votre voix sur les histoier de votre vie.
A bientôt


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