Marcelina Bautista

Marcelina Bautista is of Mixtec origin, he was born in a rural family in Tierra Colorada Apasco, Nochixtlán, Oaxaca. After finishing elementary school, she was forced to leave her family and the dream of continuing her studies to go to the city to work as a domestic worker.
She has a work experience of 22 years and how she ensures "we walk so that our rights are the same as those of other workers"; and without waiting for a moment to "begin to improve the world" has carried out different campaigns to give visibility to 2.4 million domestic workers and show the problems they face.
She is founder of the Center for Support and Training for Domestic Workers (CACEH) in 2000, from there she has promoted the human and labor rights of domestic workers and carried out the unionization process of this labor sector, which was formed on August 30, 2015 as the first national union of domestic workers in Mexico and where she was the general secretary of three colleges that make up the union.
She was the General Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Domestic Workers (CONLACTRAHO) in the period 2006-2012.

In addition, she was Regional Coordinator of the International network of domestic workers 2009-2013 and Regional Coordinator for Latin America of the International Federation of Domestic Workers FITH 2013- 2016
He participated actively in the creation and approval of Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers of the International Labor Organization in 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

For her work in the Defense and promotion of the labor human rights of domestic workers, she has been awarded:
● 2006, the Hermila Galindo Prize of the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District, for her outstanding career in the defense and promotion of women's rights and the promotion of Gender Equity in Mexico City
● 2010, the Human Rights Prize of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Berlin, Germany and in
● 2013, the National Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination granted by the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred).
● 2017, was awarded the Omecihuatl medal in category 8 for the defense of women's rights.
● He received the Angel of the City award, which is given to those who contribute with their talent to the construction of Mexico City in terms of rights and freedoms.

Marcelina Bautista coordinates the Campaign "For a decent job, put on gloves for the rights of domestic workers", which will continue until Convention 189 is ratified to improve the conditions of domestic workers in Mexico.

Among its projects is the creation of the first school of political training and technical training to professionalize and certify the work of the home as a job that requires expertise and technical knowledge and that will lead to recognition of the same and domestic workers as subject of rights and valuable people that contribute to the economic development of the country.