Effective Communications

A large part of our work is about shifting culture around domestic work and domestic workers. Even if we win changes to laws to increase protections for domestic workers, we won’t have been truly successful until we also create a deep cultural change to value and respect care. This section provides recommendations around how to talk about domestic work and domestic workers, how to hold effective press events to bring visibility to our work, and how to build up a powerful base of domestic worker spokespeople so that we can tell our own stories, in our own voices.
[Photo description: Guillermina Castellanos of La Colectiva de Mujeres speaks out, in front of a large billboard with an image of La Colectiva members]

Document Guide

In this Toolbox you'll find the following types of documents:

  • Recommendation

    The main document in each section. Read this first!

  • Discussion Guide

    A guide for how to discuss the Recommendation with others in your organization.

  • Reference

    Materials referred to in the Recommendation

  • Worksheet

    Forms and templates to download and fill out

  • Case Study

    Stories and inspiration from other organizations

  • Workshop

    Outline of a participatory training or workshop

Tool Box

  • Coming Soon: Recommendation: Effective Communications
  • Coming Soon: Discussion Guide: Effective Communications
  • Coming Soon: Reference: Talking Points on NDWA and Domestic Work
  • Coming Soon: Reference: Tools for spokesperson ID and training
  • Coming Soon: Reference: Sample presentation outline on NDWA and domestic work
  • Coming Soon: Reference: Sample press advisory