Education and example, the antidote against gender inequality

70.6% of young people believe that it compensates for defending causes such as gender equality, according to him ‘Youth Barometer 2019’ prepared by the FAD. In addition, and according to the same report, when talking about equality between men and women, it is they who are most compensated to defend this cause, specifically 75% versus 65% of men. In fact, two out of three girls, that is, 65%, rate the inequalities as large or very large, well above the opinion of the boys.

According to the data, in addition, the greatest discrimination has been suffered in the street and also in the workplace. One in two young people interviewed considers that the situation of women is much worse than that of men when it comes to equal pay and 56% believe that positions of responsibility are restricted to the male sector.

Based on this data, and despite the fact that each time awareness of gender equality is older, there is still a way to go to reach fullness in this area. For this, there is no doubt that awareness and equal education of the youngest of society are two fundamental axes. They are the best measure to analyze if you really make progress in terms of matching or not, especially because, in addition, this group will be the adults of tomorrow and without their awareness it will not be possible for society to be inclusive, diverse and equitable.

Since Clece, from ACS Group, aware of the importance of educating in equality and showing young people that stereotypes and gender roles must be broken in employment, they have promoted a calendar of talks on this subject that they will give in several institutes of Spain under the name of "Breaking Gap." On November 14, the company held the first of these educational talks in Madrid, specifically in the Padre Piquer Training Center – in the Ventilla neighborhood –, where they transmitted the values ​​of Clece in matters of equality.

The importance of educating in equality with real examples

The speakers of Clece's talk @Clece

A sensitization day in which they participated a total of 120 students, which could hear in the first person the work experience of women who broke the gap by working in the security sector, a very masculinized environment. In this talk, which enjoyed great success and acceptance among students was starred by Tania González, Chief of Delegated Security of Clece; Carmen Gámez Gallardo, Clece Security Coordinator, and Sara Saiz, Social Services Manager of the Delegation of Madrid de Clece.

Julia, the moderator of the talk, details that, despite her youth, “students are very aware of the issue of equality, although it is true”, He clarifies,“ that in most schools it is an issue that is dealt with in many subjects and activities are even done in the center ”. He also says that they were "pleasantly surprised that they knew most of the concepts and identified the situations of inequality on their own and that helped everything to be shot."

Professionals related to the security sector in Clece explained to young people aspects such as the importance of women in this area because, as they explain, they are more decisive, resistant and have greater understanding in some high pressure situations. Gámez Gallardo believes that these types of initiatives, in which she participates in the first person, are of great importance because you get them to “listen to you, get involved and also see in you what they want for them and that motivates them to get all their dreams. Keep being a better person every day. ” Julia also emphasizes that it is about “open a window to the real world, with stories of real people, of women who break stereotypes and are references of overcoming and courage"

From Clece, in addition, they emphasize that among the advantages of working in the sector of the Private security there is work stability: 82% are indefinite contracts. Therefore, and to increase the participation of women in this sector and end machismo What is in it, it is necessary for women to be trained in a professional manner in matters of private security.

In line with this argument, it is worth highlighting the extensive training that both Gámez Gallardo and González, both Clece professionals, have. The first is a security guard specializing in escorting victims of gender violence with training in explosive dogs and drugs, as well as jihadist cybersecurity and terrorism. For his part, González has a Degree in Criminological and Security Sciences, as well as the Directorate of Private Security, and, in addition, he is a criminal and judicial expert, among other aspects.

Break down the wall of myths

Guys in the talks of Clece @Clece
Guys in the talks of Clece @Clece

These talks at the institutes promoted by Clece also seek to end the myths What is around the performance of private security professionals. First, they explain, the priority is prevention, not confrontation. But, in addition, they defend, rather than force, what is valued in a vigilant is their intelligence, their capacity for intuition, negotiation and serenity. Some qualities that, although they develop in both genders, are more common among women.

Therefore, they explain from the company and that is what they convey in these talks, we must end the myth that a woman cannot work in safety because physically weaker than a man. "A conveniently trained woman is fully effective at the operational level”, They point out.

With this context, from Clece they indicate that there are several challenges ahead, including promoting and supporting security guards raising awareness among users and clients, as well as recognizing their abilities and competence, changing the male image of the vigilant man and favoring that the vigilant women have the same opportunities and are seen as what they are: Security professionals, regardless of gender.

In conclusion, and after this positive experience, Julia believes that after the talk in the Madrid center, the students “he left with the idea that in the society in which stereotypes live and gender roles are still present and condition them without realizing it, also in choosing what they want to be when they grow up. ” Gámez Gallardo, meanwhile, details that the experience “It has been very pretty” because “the boys and girls made everything flow and be super cozy. They make, even more, see the positive things that everything you do in your day to day, your efforts and that, despite the obstacles and barriers, you want to continue eating the world"