AWARENESS-RAISING CAMPAIGN ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
For fundamental rights and equality
WE SUPPORT THE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN CREATED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND EQUALITY TO PROVE THAT "THERE IS A WAY OUT OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE"
We are committed to the fight against domestic violence. We adapt a set of measures in the Equality Plan for our employees, who suffer this violence, and we also back the campaign of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality "There is a way out against Gender Violence".
We firmly believe that gender violence is a frontal attack on fundamental rights like freedom, equality, life, safety and non-discrimination. For this reason, in addition to disseminating the Ministry's campaign, we have created a special programme that includes protection and support measures for working women [PDF](*) Nota to inform, assist and protect victims of domestic violence.
They are included in the Company's Equality Plan, updated in the VI Collective Agreement, and cover various personal, economic and work-related aspects of the affected women. The most important measures include:
- Economic support for rent and school expenses derived from moving to new homes.
- Leaves and the possibility of being granted a temporary suspension of the employment contract.
- Possibility of moving to other work centres.
- One-month unpaid leave without the need to give a reason.
- Flexible working hours, granting of personal loans or advances.
- Psychological, medical and legal advice..
These measures are reviewed and monitored on a continuous basis by the Equality Committee, the members of which are from the company's Management and the trade unions.
Iberdrola also cooperates with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, through the signing of an agreement, which has been renovated this year and aims to develop awareness against gender violence.
In order to offer comprehensive information and raise awareness among our staff, a special space was created and a leaflet [PDF](*) Nota was distributed containing all the measures available to our female employees that may be the victims of gender-based violence.
Help us prove there is hope for the victims of maltreatment and take part in the dissemination of the campaign “There is a way out”.
We count on you
(*) Nota Spanish version.