Today, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Ferrovial is carrying out several actions in support of its commitment to a society free from gender-based violence.
Today, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Ferrovial is carrying out several actions in support of commitments as per its agreement with the Ministry for Health, Social Services and Equality to promote awareness-raising on gender-based violence and make it easier for women victims of gender violence to find work.
Action Protocol in the event of violence against women
As proof of Ferrovial’s commitment to help end violence against women, and pursuant to Equality Plan II, an internal action protocol has been developed within the framework of the mentioned plan. This protocol provides guidelines for promoting the protection of female colleagues who may be suffering this type of violence. Equality Plan II was launched in 2015 with the aim, amongst others, of upholding the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for men and women.
As part of Ferrovial’s commitment, an internal manifesto has been prepared specifying the company’s rejection of violence against women. Moreover, more than 3,000 employees, in both head offices and some of our projects, have worn badges from the government campaign “Hay Salida” (“There is a way out”) driven by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. This also helps to raise awareness amongst the general public.
Moreover, Ferrovial Services has carried out several activities in some of the projects it manages in Madrid and Andalucía, building on services provided at the level of the general public to make them more visible. More specifically, this year’s activities have been supported by the municipality of Madrid (within the integral street cleaning and green area conservation contract, Lot 1, as well as the citizen’s advice service Línea Madrid); San Sebastián de los Reyes and Alcobendas (both within the public street cleaning and urban waste collection services); and the Community of Andalucía (cleaning services in Seville’s Virgen del Rocío University Hospital).
In 2013, Ferrovial joined the Ministry for Health, Social Services and Equality’s “Companies for a society free from violence against women” to raise awareness amongst the general public on issues of equality between men and women and respect for basic rights, with the aim of bringing about a society which is free from violence against women. Ferrovial’s commitment covers awareness-raising activities within the framework of this initiative; and activities to make it easier for women victims of gender violence to find work, the latter in cooperation particularly with Fundación Integra. The best guarantee for breaking the circle of violence in which women and their children are immersed is the chance for women victims to get a job and become active members of society once again.
Resources provided by the Ministry
The Ministry for Health, Social Services and Equality has resources available for anyone wishing further information. These can be accessed via this link.