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About Marcelina Bautista

Marcelina Bautista is General Secretary of the National Domestic Workers Union in Mexico and a former domestic worker. She is the founder of Centro de Apoyo y Capacitación para Empleadas del Hogar and until December 2016 was the Latin American regional coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation.

Articles by Marcelina Bautista

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Defendiendo los derechos de los empleados domésticos en México

Los trabajadores domésticos en México sufren de una falta de protecciones legales, y hacer valer a los convenios laborales internacionales. English

The precarity of domestic workers in Mexico

Mexican domestic workers face precarious protections and a lack of legal recognition, despite international efforts to recognise their rights. Español

The work is not undignified, but how you treat domestic workers is

Today, through this text, I want to claim my rights and those of my compañeras.

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