Gender violence forcing women out of work


SEXIST violence has forced more than 500 women in Spain to leave their jobs during the past 11 years.
The data, which corresponds to the period between January of 2004 and May of 2015, was released by the Spanish Government after being asked about the issue by PSOE Congressman Jose Andres Torres Mora.
During a session, he asked the government about the number of gender violence survivors who had received benefits from Social Security within the Integral Protection against Gender-based Violence Law.
They stated that since the law went into force until the past month of May, 579 women have had to leave their jobs due to situations of sexist violence, while 16 women have been forced to reduce their contracts to part-time ones for the same reasons. Nine women requested a leave of absence.
Between 2007 and 2014, a total of 17,667 women benefited from financial aid for moving to a different home after experiencing sexist violence.
In the same period, 6,783 contracts for women survivors of sexist violence were signed. The financial aid that businesses receive for hiring survivors between 2009 and 2014 amounted to €355,448.


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