Raquel Rojas Scheffer

Foto_Raquel Rojas Scheffer

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Project: "Paid Domestic Work and Organizational Experiences. The Cases of Uruguay and Paraguay"

Address
Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin

Education

2012-2014

Master in Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

(DAAD Scholarship holder)

2009-2010

Specialist in Social Sciences with major in Social Development, Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences - FLACSO Paraguay

2004-2009

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Sociology), National University of Asunción, Paraguay

 

Work Experience

Since 2008

Researcher at   Centro de Estudios y Educación Popular Germinal, Asunción-Paraguay

2011-2012

General Director at Fundación Casa de la Juventud, Asunción-Paraguay

2009-2011

General Coordinator at Fundación Casa de la Juventud, Asunción-Paraguay

3/2009-5/2009

Trainee at the European Parliament, Committee of International Trade, GUE/NGL Group, Brussels-Belgium

 

Research Experience

Since 2014

Group leader of the line of research on Conditional Cash Transfers, CEEP Germinal, Asunción-Paraguay

Since 2010

Group member of the research project on Social Dialogue and Tripartism in Paraguay in the decade 2000-2010, CEEP Germinal, Asunción-Paraguay

Since 2008

Group member of the line of research on the Paraguayan political and social system, CEEP Germinal, Asunción-Paraguay

2008-2010

Group member of the line of research on State Administration and Public Policies, CEEP Germinal, Asunción-Paraguay

2008-2009

Group member of the research project on The reform of Civil Service's Law, CEEP Germinal, Asunción-Paraguay

 

Teaching Experience

2001-2012

Teaching Assistant, Chair for Methodology of Scientific Research , Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, National University of Asunción, Paraguay

2006

Teaching Assistant, Chair for Social Research, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, National University of Asunción, Paraguay

2005-2006

Teaching Assistant, Chair for Methodology of Scientific Research, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, National University of Asunción, Paraguay

“Paid Domestic Work and Organizational Experiences. The Cases of Uruguay and Paraguay”

 


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa (FU Berlin)


Paid domestic work has been historically discriminated against, both in law and in practice. It was only within the past ten years that this occupational field started to gain political attention and recognition worldwide. In this respect, many Latin American countries adopted new laws in order to guarantee more rights for domestic workers, and several organizations of the sector have emerged and gotten stronger since then.

The research focuses on organizational experiences of paid domestic workers in Uruguay and Paraguay, particularly on the networks that they build with different types of organizations, within and across national borders. Specifically, I am interested in analyzing how the entanglements of different axes and dimensions of inequality that cut across this occupational field shape these networks and their outcomes. 

The study focuses on organizational experiences in Uruguay and Paraguay, two close but significantly different cases regarding the participation of local actors (trade union confederations, feminist NGOs, migrant organizations, the State, and counterparts) and transnational actors (ILO, UN Women) in the struggle for more rights for the sector.

Articles in Scientific Journals

  • (2015) "Por su propio bien. Condicionalidad y la imagen de la población pobre en políticas

sociales", in Novapolis, Vol. 8, p. 73-101. (ISBN: 2077-5172)

  • (2014) "Programa de Transferencias Monetarias Condicionadas: ¿Puerta de entrada a derechos sociales? Un análisis a partir del Programa Tekoporã" , in Revista del Instituto de Ciencias Sociales REVICSO, Vol. 1, p. 37-57. (ISSN/ISBN: 2409-1189)
  • (2009) "Le changement de gouvernement au Paraguay: le rôle de la gauche et les défis un an aprés la victoire de l'alternance", in Contradictions, Vol. 125, p. 109-120. (ISSN/ISBN: 0770-8521)

 

Online articles/ Working papers

  • (2015) "El programa de Transferencias Monetarias Condicionadas Tekoporã en Paraguay: ¿Lucha contra la pobreza y desigualdad o por espacios de poder político", in Manuel Góngora Mera, Sérgio Costa, Guilherme Leite Gonçalves (eds.) Derecho en América Latina, ¿corrector o (re)productor de desigualdades?, Working Paper desiguALdades.net Vol. 81, p. 160-179
  • (2011) Observatorio Sindical 2010, CEEP Germinal, Vol. 4 (with Marcello Lachi and Christian Cartagena Vidal)
  • (2010) Observatorio Sindical 2009, CEEP Germinal, Vol. 3 (with Marcello Lachi and Christian Cartagena Vidal)
  • (2009) Observatorio Sindical 2008, CEEP Germinal, Vol. 2 (with Marcello Lachi and Guillermo Rojas Brítez)
  • (2008) Observatorio Sindical 2007, CEEP Germinal, Vol. 1 (with Marcello Lachi and Aníbal Benítez)
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