This news was originally published in Hearts on Venezuela
Venezolanas Globales is a network of Venezuelan women who had to migrate to seek better opportunities. Since its foundation in 2018, the organization has promoted several initiatives through digital platforms and face-to-face events that allow the members of the network to comply with their commitments: Onboarding, networking, positioning, and channeling support to other associations and NGOs in Venezuela.
This community of women is active in 13 cities around the world through its ambassador program, creating a network that covers the United States (Miami, New York, and Washington DC), Mexico, Madrid, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Quito, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, and Lima.
In order to make visible the work carried out by the community, we compiled a report on the activities of the organization during the first half of 2020, with the following highlights:
– The launch of our website www.venezolanasglobales.org, where visitors can obtain more information. To date, more than 200 people have applied to join the network. The site has an internal blog as a collaborative space where members write about various topics of interest.
– The organization has been recognized by Venezuelan digital media, including Efecto Cocuyo and Caracas Chronicles.
– Over 500 women have participated in 30 workshops, including:
o 10 online workshops offered by Venezuelan experts, which are available on the organization’s YouTube channel.
o 20 meetings that, due to the pandemic, were held online. The network hosted a conversation with Elisa Trotta Gamus, a diplomatic representative of Venezuela in Argentina, and a discussion on Migrant Women with the newspaper La Vida de Nos.
– The organization is active on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Youtube; and has a community of more than 6300 participants.
This network has experienced an organic growth born from the desire of Venezuelan migrant women to connect, support, and inspire each other. You can become a part of the community by joining one of the local groups or becoming a VG Ambassador in your city in 2021. Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of Venezuelan women abroad.
You can download the full report in Spanish HERE.
Translated by: José Rafael Medina