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Buffering the long-term impact of the crisis on Spanish women: Mosaic of Services from Asociación Salud y Familia

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  • 1. Buffering the longBuffering the long--term impactterm impact of the crisis on Spanish women:of the crisis on Spanish women: Mosaic of Services fromMosaic of Services from AsociaciAsociacióónn SaludSalud yy FamiliaFamilia European Conference FAMILIES IN THE CRISIS Finding work-life balance in difficult economic context 28-29 April 2014. Athens. Elvira Méndez, MD General Director Asociación Salud y Familia
  • 2. BACKGROUND OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SPAIN 53,2952,2650,46Women 66,1968,0869,49Men 59,5660,0059,80General 201320102008 Labour force participation rate 7.634,208.166,608.536,90Women 9.115,7010.289,9011.720,70Men 16.750,0018.456,5020.257,60General 201320102008 Employed Population (*) (*) in thousands
  • 3. BACKGROUND OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SPAIN 27,0220,4813,04Women 25,7919,7310,06Men 26,3620,0611,34General 201320102008 Unemployment rate 55,439,725,7Women 56,343,123,7Men 55,741,624,6General 201320102008 Young unemployment rate (*) (*) people younger 25 years
  • 4. BACKGROUND OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SPAIN 201320102008 1.832.3001.328.000827.200 Households with all members unemployed 30% n=2.500.000 children25% 20132008 Child poverty rate
  • 5. BACKGROUND OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SPAIN Eviction rate by year: 5,82 x 1000 Housing Total: 362.776 Housing evictions Housing evictions in Spain Source: Colau, A y Alemany, A “2007-2012: Retrospectiva sobre desahucios y ejecuciones hipotecarias en España, estadísticas oficiales e indicadores”. PAH, Enero 2013
  • 6. • The high rate of unemployment. • The high level of family debt via mortgage loan (often unpaid). • Significant cuts in public spending on education and disability. • Significant cuts in public spending to support families and children. MAIN DRIVERS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND FAMILY POVERTY
  • 7. • The reduction of employees was 22,2% among men (-2.605.000 workers) and 10,6% among women (-902.700 workers). • In many cases, women have become the only sustaining the family unit. IMPACT OF THE CRISIS ON SPANISH WOMEN
  • 8. IMPACT OF THE CRISIS ON SPANISH WOMEN • In families with all members unemployed, women are very active in seeking help and resources for survival. • The total workload of women has increased considerably since there has not been a significant evolution of male coresponsibility in housework and care.
  • 9. PROGRAMME: CARING FOR MATERNITY AT RISK • Pregnancy test and prochoice counselling on pregnancy crisis. • Co-funding voluntary pregnancy interruption in extremely vulnerable women. • Active prevention of repeated abortions. • Free provision of long acting contraception (IUD & IMPLANON). • 2013: 4.560 women.
  • 10. PROGRAMME: MOTHERS BETWEEN TWO CULTURES  Support and counselling groups for migrant mothers from Latin America, Pakistan, China, Africa, Rumania & Morocco.  2013: 382 mothers.
  • 11. PROGRAMME: SUPPORT FOR TEENAGE MOTHERS • Support and counselling groups for teenage mothers from all origins. •New Programme 2012- 2013: 129 mothers.
  • 12. PROGRAMME: FROM COMPATRIOT TO COMPATRIOT  Provide immediate healthcare to the most vulnerable immigrants. Get a health card allowing normal access to the public health system. Inform and guide immigrants towards social resources at their fingertips. 2013: 1.104 immigrants.
  • 13. PROGRAMME: COMPASS  Free legal advice for women and families from all origins in the area of family law. Free psychological support for women and families from all origins in personal and family life. 2013: 1.172 families
  • 14. PROGRAMME: SECONDARY PREVENTION OF PARTNER VIOLENCE  Active screening of partner violence and abuse in all women who attend different ASF services. Immediate free psycho- social care for women victims of partner violence. Immediate free legal counselling for women victims of partner violence. 2013: 4.841 women.
  • 15. PROGRAMME: CHILDHOOD IS ESSENTIAL NEW LINE 2013 of free basic services to prevent and combat child poverty and deprivation: • nutritional packs. •Counseling on publics aids. •Counseling on childcare facilities.
  • 16. PROGRAMME: SHELTERED NEW SERVICE 2013 of legal and microeconomic guidance in respect to housing owned or rented. It’s primarily addressed to vulnerable families with children in charge.
  • 17. PROGRAMME: CLOSENESS Community programme aims to promote dialogue and conviviality, integration of foreign population, social inclusion and diversity policy in Raval’s neighbourhood of Barcelona.
  • 18. FUNDERS
  • 19. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION & YOUR TIME Email: emendez@saludyfamilia.es More information available Web: www.saludyfamilia.es

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