estela díaz

honorific board member

Estela Díaz is a social, union and feminist militant. She is co-funder of the FMS. She is the gender secretary of Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina - CTA (Argentine Workers’ Central Union) organization In the Union, she created the Centro de Estudios Mujeres y Trabajos de la Argentina (Argentina’s Women and Jobs Study Centre) (CEMyT-CTA by its initials in Spanish), which she still runs nowadays. She is a member of the Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito (National Campaign for Legal, Safe and Free Abortion) and of Women and Genders Commission of Instituto Patria.

She is self-taught in matters pertaining to gender, regional integration andlabour, not only in academic and non-governmental fields, but also in international organisations. 

In 2015, she received the award Especial Preparación, given by the Board of Directors at the School of Journalisms and Social Communication from National University of La Plata (UNLP by its initials in Spanish), due to her knowledge and track record in matters related to gender and social movements. At present, she is a postgraduate professor in this university, particularly of the specialist degree in gender and communication. 

At the regional and international levels, she is a member of the Comisión de Mujeres de la Coordinadora de Centrales Sindicales del Cono Sur (Women Commission of the Southern Cone Union Coordinator), of which she was head in 2005 and 2006. Currently, she is a member of Comité de Mujeres de la Confederación Sindical de las Américas (Women’s Committee of the Americas Union Confederation) (CSA by its Spanish initials). She is also the author of several articles dealing with the topics in which she specialises.

Since December 11th, 2019, she is Minister of Women, Sexual Diversity, and Gender Policies of the Province of Buenos Aires. Until the end of her term, she will be on leave of absence.