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Latinas in the Diaspora

Event date with timezone
Saturday, 25-Jun-2022 11:00:00 - Saturday, 25-Jun-2022 14:00:00 America/Argentina/Buenos Aires
Type of Event
Organización Internacional para Migración y Granadilla Podcast


Living outside one's country is not easy but it opens up perspectives and gives us opportunities to enrich ourselves and our communities of origin. We've found this to be especially relevant for Latinas in the diaspora. In a recent regional survey conducted by IOM, it was found that Latina women respondents in general found all types of obstacles more significant compared to men and indicated 8% more frequently that they still faced the different types of obstacles compared to men. That said, 57% indicated that they agreed or strongly agreed that living abroad generates greater opportunities for them and 45% agreed or strongly agreed that it generates more freedom. Taking all this into account, IOM and Granadilla Podcast are joining forces to help Latinas in diaspora find their voice and empower themselves as agents of change in their countries of origin and destination. To this end, this virtual workshop is being organized.



Provide tools to women in Latin American communities living abroad so that they can connect and collaborate and share their experiences, knowledge, and inspiration and thus maximize their positive impact on their communities of origin and destination.



The event will be structured in two main parts. The first will be an introduction to the subject in general and a presentation on how to use the iDiaspora platform as a tool to foster community among Latinas in the diaspora. The second part has four parallel micro-workshops where experts will teach the audience how to give voice to their ideas and experiences through different digital media such as blogs, podcasts, and social networks. Participants will have to choose only one micro-workshop in which to participate.






9am a 9.15am

Welcome to the event/presentation of the speakers and workshops


9.15am a 9.45am

Challenges to create sisterhood as Latinas in the diaspora

Ana Gutierrez - GP

9.45am 10.15am

iDiaspora as a tool to create community

Larisa Lara - iDiaspora

10.15am a 11am

Workshop 1: Writing from the diaspora

María Laura Chang (reporter writing on migration)

Workshop 2: Reporting migration from my cell phone (video and photography)

Catherin Huayané – Boutique Creativa Desvertir

Workshop 3: The migrant voice (podcast)

Ana Gutiérrez – GP

Workshop 4: Social networks

Mauricio Villanueva – CEO Brand Spirit

11am a 11.45am

Closing of the event


Topic / Panel Areas

Listed below are the different topics that will be addressed during the event and the speakers who will be presenting them:

Session 1: iDiaspora as a tool to create community

Larisa Lara-Guerrero

Position: Transnational Communities and Digital Communication Officer

Bio: She is currently a Transnational Communities and Digital Communications Officer at IOM Headquarters. She completed her doctorate at the Migration and Society Research Unit (URMIS) of the University of Paris and at the Center for Ethnic and Migratory Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège. She has an MA in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College London. Her fields of interest include emigration policy, diasporas in conflict and development, and political transnationalism. Larisa has published multiple academic articles and policy papers specializing in transnationalism and diasporas engagement. In 2021 she was appointed as finalist of the VIII Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research.

Social media accounts:

Twitter -  @LarisaLaraG




Foto de Larisa


Workshop 1: Writing from the diaspora

María Laura Chang

Position: freelance migrant journalist

Bio: Independent journalist, specialist in health, migration and human rights issues. Winner of the One World Media for Violence in Quarantine (2021), the Roche Prize for Health Journalism for Huir Migrar Parir (2021) and the Regional Prize of the Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network (2021) for El parte robado . Finalist for the One World Media and the SIP Awards (2022) Two-time finalist for the Gabo Prize for Ibero-American Journalism (2016 and 2018). Winner of the Inquire First Scholarship on Mental Health 2021 and the Oxfam-Gabo Foundation Scholarship for Migration Journalism 2019. She is co-author of "Wild Days. 15 true stories to understand the collapse of Venezuela" (Punto Cero, 2019). She was part of the founding team of the Venezuelan outlet Cocuyo Effect, where she covered health and other areas. She promoter of the Network of Venezuelan Journalists. She studied a degree in Social Communication at the Central University of Venezuela, with studies in Human Rights

Social media accounts: Twitter - @marilachang


Photo de María Laura


Workshop 2: Reporting migration from my cell phone (video and photography)

Catherin Huayané

Position: Co-founder of DESVESTIR / Marketing Coordinator at Diamond Films Peru

Bio: Communicator by profession, Bachelor of Public Relations and Advertising at the University of San Martín de Porres. Her life led her down many paths and among them she chose Marketing, so she followed a Specialization in Marketing at ESAN University. She has been working for 7 years creating premiere strategies for national and international films.

Social media accounts: LinkedIn:


Foto de Catherin


Workshop 3: The migrant voice (podcast)

Ana Lucía Gutiérrez

Position: Founder of Granadilla Podcast

Bio: Master in conflict resolution and mediation from Tel Aviv University. Degree in Communications from the University of San Martín de Porres with a mention in public relations. She currently works as head of human resources for an American-Israeli company and is a consultant on issues of digital communication, podcasting and conflict resolution. She has 5 years of experience as a specialist in communications and organizational management, as well as experience in international and intercultural environments. She is the founder of Granadilla Podcast-Peruanas breaking it abroad, a space to make migrant Peruvian women visible.

Social media accounts: Twitter: @RandomAnaG, Instagram:  @RandomAnaG, Facebook: @RandomAnaG, LinkedIn:


Foto de Ana Lucía


Workshop 4: Social networks

Mauricio Villanueva

Position: General Creative Director at Brand Spirit Agency

Bio: Social communicator specialized in advertising and public relations. He has 10 years of experience designing strategies, creating concepts and communication projects for brands such as ICPNA, BCP, Australian Embassy, Dentaid, Rivulis, Maquinarias, among others.

Social media accounts: Instagram: @mausinjuicio, Twitter: @mausinjuicio


Foto de Mauricio

Target Audience

All who are interested in the empowerment of Latinas in the diaspora.

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