MADRID, 25 September (EUROPA PRESS) –
A total of 845 female victims of gender-based violence agreed to a subsidized contract in the first six months of 2022, including 256 substitution contracts, according to state Public Employment Service data collected by Europa Press.
These figures are in line with 2018 and 2019, which have set the record for access to this measure so far, with 1,468 and 1,534 contracts respectively.
The Gender-Based Violence Act includes a range of labor and social security rights to balance the work responsibilities of women victims with their needs for protection and full recovery.
In the same way, the social-work insertion program for victims of this scourge, with active employment measures, was approved by decree to facilitate women’s access to employment, increase their personal autonomy and provide them with all the resources created for this purpose.
These types of subsidized contracts for women victims of this scourge have been affected by the pandemic, increasing from more than 1,500 contracts in 2019 to 977 in 2020 (272 of them substitution). Already in 2021 they rose again to 1,231 (of which 287 replacements).
Regarding the profile of the beneficiaries of these contracts in the first half of the year, the data shows that most of them are between 31 and 40 years old (264); followed by those aged 41 to 50 (263).
Women between the ages of 21 and 30 are now the beneficiaries of 190 of these contracts; ahead of the 103 accessed by victims between the ages of 51 and 64; the 23 of the victims between the ages of 18 and 20 and the 2 who add up to the over 64s.
In terms of their level of study, the majority, about 618 of those who took advantage of a subsidized contract in the first months of 2022, have a secondary education and 108 have a tertiary education.