Unicaja Banco joins once again this year the initiative promoted by Fundación Adecco in its aim to raise awareness and promote the social and labor inclusion of women victims of gender violence. Their equal participation in the labor market, together with that of other people with difficulties in accessing employment, is one of the main pillars of the work that this foundation has been carrying out for more than two decades.
In this regard, the bank, within the framework of the celebration tomorrow, Saturday, 25 November, of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, has renewed its collaboration agreement with Fundación Adecco to support, among other training and support actions for women victims, the publication of the eleventh Informe sobre Violencia de Género y Empleo (Report on Gender Violence and Employment), which is prepared each year by the said institution.
The aim of this report is, once again, to make bring to light the social and labor reality of these women and to highlight the value of employment as a key factor for the normalization of their lives, as it has a direct impact on their economic independence, self-esteem, sense of purpose and network of contacts.
In addition to highlighting the difficulties that victims of this social scourge usually face in entering the labor market, this study by Fundación Adecco also aims to serve as a starting point for the development of proposals and initiatives to promote their inclusion in the labor market, as well as to eradicate the stereotypes that continue to hinder their access to companies and that often constitute a major barrier for them when it comes to finding employment and rebuilding their lives.
Another of the goals pursued with the report is to stimulate companies and public administrations to contribute to accelerate and normalize the presence of these women in the labor environment, as well as to collaborate in the promotion of measures and actions that favor their employability.
Unicaja Banco, with equality and diversity
Unicaja Banco's support for this initiative is part of its Equality Plan, as well as of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, and responds to its commitment to diversity and equality, in addition to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with special attention to gender equality (SDG 5), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) and the reduction of inequalities (SDG 10).
As part of its Equality Plan, the company promotes several lines of action aimed at promoting the access, development and promotion of women to positions of responsibility, as well as encouraging greater female leadership in senior management, increasing the visibility of their talent through training actions and career plans among its personnel.
It also provides for the implementation of specific measures to promote the balanced assumption of responsibilities, as well as the reconciliation of work and family life of its employees.
The company also has a Protocol for the Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment in the Workplace and has procedures for dealing with victims of gender-based violence (arising outside the workplace) and for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Fundación Adecco, established in 1999, is the result of the Corporate Social Responsibility assumed by Grupo Adecco as a world leader in human resources management. Its main objective is the inclusion in the labor market of those people who, due to their personal characteristics, have more difficulties in finding a job: people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed over 55, women with unshared family responsibilities or victims of gender violence and other groups at risk of social exclusion.