31 MAR 2022

Iberdrola's support for the fight against gender violence through employment

  • Fundación Iberdrola España and Fundación Integra join forces to promote the employability of women victims.
  • The 'Lighting up Employment' project will involve 80 participants and will be funded with 35,000 euros.

Iberdrola, through its foundation in Spain, and the Integra Foundation are launching 'Illuminating employment', an initiative that seeks to promote the development of employment skills and access to job opportunities for women victims of gender-based violence.

The project, which has required an investment of 35,000 euros, will involve 80 women participating in a year-long programme that is part of one of the main areas of activity of Fundación Iberdrola España: social action to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people.

The aim of 'Illuminating employment' is to restore the confidence and self-esteem of these women and improve their employability. To this end, work will be carried out through personalised training itineraries in various phases, with the aim of helping them to recover and develop key skills for socio-occupational activity.

The Director General of Fundación Integra, Ana Muñoz de Dios, and the Director of Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana, signed the agreement between the two entities this morning. The event was also attended by Lola Sato, head of the area of violence against women, and Teresa Rodríguez de Tembleque, head of the area of social action and training and research at Fundación Iberdrola España.

Fundación Iberdrola España committed to society

Since its creation, Iberdrola has been committed to the energy, cultural and social development of the communities in which it has a presence. In this regard, Fundación Iberdrola España represents a further step in this commitment by promoting initiatives that contribute to improving people's quality of life.

In addition, Fundación Iberdrola España, through its Social Programme, has allocated more than 11 million euros to social initiatives in the country and helped a total of 414,546 people. Since the launch of this Plan in 2010, the company has promoted more than 441 projects in collaboration with more than one hundred social entities, contributing to the fight against child poverty, school support and the social integration of children, young people and women in vulnerable situations. The Social Programme has enabled the creation of 1,630 jobs and the participation of 7,648 volunteers.