Clece presents project at the UN to help women who have suffered gender-based violence find work

Clece presents project at the UN to help women who have suffered gender-based violence find work

  • The company was chosen to take part for its commitment to this collective
  • Currently 127 female victims of abuse form an active part of Clece

Clece was the only company invited by the UN to present its model of helping women who have been victims of gender-based violence achieve integration as part of the event More than a job, work breaks the cycle of gender-based violence, held on 18 March at the UN headquarters in New York, which was also attended by representatives from the Spanish administration.

As part of its social project, Clece works hard to help victims of domestic abuse and people from other disadvantaged social groups find work. Currently, 127 abused women form an active part of Clece.

Chosen for its commitment to victims of domestic violence, Clece took part in this event promoted by representatives of the Norwegian government, which plans to use the comprehensive gender-based violence management system that exists in Spain as a model to be applied in the Norwegian town of Sor-Odal. The event was also attended by Paloma López-Izquierdo Botín, general secretary of the Institute for Women’s Affairs and Equal Opportunities, who explained the actions and policies established by the Spanish administration in its fight against gender-based violence.

Through its representatives at the event (Rosa Llamas, Social Delegate, and Iñigo Camilleri, Selection and Development Manager), Clece explained how it is integrating women who have suffered gender-based violence into the company, generating good practices such as management support, interaction with social organisations, and managing selection processes that focus on the profile of women from this social group.

The invitation to take part in this event dates back several months, to when the Norwegian administration asked the Spanish government about policies on gender-based violence that were being developed in Spain, with a view to applying them in Norway, and about talking to a Spanish company leading the way on the issue. In December, Clece presented its project to integrate victims of domestic abuse into the company to a delegation from the Norwegian government consisting of nine women with different roles in the Norwegian administration. The Norwegian representatives were very impressed with the project, and went on to promote it being presented at the UN headquarters.