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Canary Islands with the largest gender gap in care and the first to sign the protocol of a “shared responsible” plan.

“Why has no one ever believed for centuries that the whole state should be jointly responsible for the tasks without which all other activities cannot function?” The issue was raised on Tuesday by Equality Minister Irene Montero in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In an action in which she was accompanied by the Secretary of State for Equality, Angela Rodriguez; Canary Islands Minister of Social Rights Noemi Santana and Deputy Minister for Equality and Diversity Silvia Jaén outlined the plan co-responsible, with which the government wants to revolutionize the care model in order to create a job bank and a social network that will allow women to have time to “live”. “It seems quite reasonable from a human rights perspective that, if these tasks are necessary, they should be more balanced between men and women, but in addition to this, the state should be jointly responsible,” the minister said.

Montero recalled that the care system is supported by women, as evidenced by the pandemic, with feminists warning that they are doing this “at the cost of their own lives” and “not only with the most unreliable contracts, it is that most partial contracts in our country (less than 40 hours ) are taken on by women, and these women say they take on part-time jobs not because they want to, but because they have no other way to combine paid work with unpaid and invisible work. care work,” he said. Speaking of leaving, she, like Angela Rodriguez, pointed to caring for dependent people and even roommates and other family members.

In the archipelago, the percentage of women requesting permission to care for a family is over 90%, higher than the national average of 84%. In addition, Canarian women account for 78% of those partial contracts, which the Minister recalled on Tuesday. “This general idea that our way of organizing life is a giant of clay held on a woman’s body” has a “very specific reality,” explained Montero, who gave an example of the mental burden involved in considering that a refrigerator full. that juveniles are all set to go to school among other issues that “we all feel identified with,” she said.

Some mental stress, which also means many women put off seeing a doctor, get distracted from leisure or culture, and fail to excel in their professional careers (according to public acknowledgment). Montero pointed out that, in addition, when a woman is a mother, she in many cases takes on a lot of “blame” for social stigmatization, since this task of caring is assumed, while the man who cares is much more valued in society.

The Secretary of State for Equality recalled that the Canary Islands were the land of her maternal family and that her grandmother had to raise six children. For this reason, he noted the path blazed by the current government of the Canary Islands and emphasized the importance of creating quality public employment and this plan (which he dubbed the Montero Plan, similar to the Marshall Plan). In addition, he stressed that care activities account for 15% of GDP.

Almost ten million euros for the Canary Islands

This Wednesday Minister for Equality and President of the Canary Islands Ángel Victor Torres will sign this protocol, through which they intend to create a seed project that will begin to reverse these inequalities in care. The Canary Islands will initially receive 9.8 million euros to develop a public policy in this regard, with funds coming from Europe, where the state government has received congratulations for promoting feminist policies with this money.

Social Rights Minister Noemi Santana stressed that when the Canary Islands government passed the Addictions Law, it faced numerous shortcomings, such as a “paleolithic” computer system or applicants marked on stickers. Similarly, she pointed out that it was necessary to bet on “purple economics” or feminist politics, at which point she emphasized that the Canary Islands plan would take care of you or combat sexist violence. Similarly, he defended the work of other ministries such as the Ministry of Education and its plan to promote school education from zero to three years or employment, through which he is called upon to promote the first Law of Shared Responsibility and Autonomous Community Reconciliation.

Sylvia Jaen, for her part, emphasized that in the name of love, women give up other issues, because “out of love we took care of the family, out of love we did not contribute to social security and gave too much of the life of our lives,” he noted. For this reason, he emphasized that, thanks to an appropriate plan, it would be possible to revise this tandem of love and care so that it also includes “full rights”.

In action Public feminist politics for the care model, prominent officials such as Government Delegate for Combating Gender-Based Violence Victoria Rosell were in attendance. Also present were persons responsible for equality from various municipalities and political parties, representatives of social structures and members of civil society. Rosa Delia Jiménez, vice president of Fapa Galdós, asked the minister about the education pact that counts NEAE students and talked about the challenges these students face on the islands who do not share the canteen with the rest of the students but an hour before this, which also makes it difficult for families to reconcile. Regina Santana, spokeswoman for the Feminist Network of Gran Canaria, also spoke, and a group of teenagers from the Barrios Orquestados project closed the meeting.


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