In Spain, the fight against gender-based violence is almost only focused on eliminating male domestic violence against women (which is called gender-based violence in the law). It led the State to take important measures to tackle domestic violence from 2004 onwards and to foster the commitment of companies to eliminating this plague.
Completing the first part of the CARVE project research, this report offers to draw up and analyse the nature and forms of the corporate involvement in counteracting gender-based violence in Spain.
First of all, it is necessary to review the Spanish legislation with regards to this issue, as well as the many initiatives led by companies to fight against male violence against women. The analysis of the interviews led by CEPS Projectes Socials of Barcelona completes the information and enable to highlight four good practices that could be transferred to other European countries.
The Spanish State has adopted extensive legislation and policies on gender-based violence that involve all social actors, including companies, and intend to integrally deal with the issue.
To sum it up, the State provisions concerning companies are mostly focused on detection, assistance and integration: participation to campaigns to raise awareness on the forms of gender-based violence and the resources available to seek help, assistance to victims of gender-based violence, and contribution to the socio-professional integration of women who have been victims of domestic violence.
The full Spanish national report will be available in English and Spanish at the end of 2015. You can read the draft version here.