More than 34% of public bodies do not have equal representation and women are overrepresented in health, culture and social services
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 11. (EUROPE PRESS) –
A study prepared by the Diputación del Comun shows that the Canarian public administrations do not comply with the equal participation of men and women in the organs of power, as required by the Canarian Equality Law approved in 2010.
The report, presented this Friday in a parliamentary commission by the Deputy of the Common, Rafael Yanes, has had the participation of all the municipalities, councils and different ministries of the Government of the Canary Islands.
The data presented in this report warns about the non-compliance with the principle of balanced representation of Law 1/2010, of February 26, on equality between women and men in the Canary Islands, and shows that there is no equitable participation in the spaces of power of the public administration of the Canary Islands.
Thus, in the composition of the collegiate bodies of the administration there is no equitable participation in 34.48% of them, since of the 380 existing bodies (199 from the Government of the Canary Islands, 83 from the councils and 98 from the town halls) , 131 fail to comply and 76.34% of the public entities that fail to comply, do so based on a greater representation of men in their management bodies.
The excess in the number of men in the organisms corresponding to the ministries of the Government of the Canary Islands occurs in 48 of the 70 (68.57%), in 32 of the 39 corresponding to the councils (82.05%) and in 20 of the 22 belonging to the municipalities (90.90%).
However, there is a greater representation of women in the directorates belonging to the fields of Health, Culture and Social Services (90.32%).
According to this report, none of the ministries of the Government of the Canary Islands fully complies with the principle of balanced representation contained in article 12 of the Canarian law of equality with regard to the composition of its collegiate bodies.
However, the Ministry of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs is the one with the most balanced representation (90%), with only one entity that fails to comply and that, according to the Diputación del Comun, corrected its composition after accepting the recommendation of the institution, so it currently reaches 100%.
For its part, the Ministry of Health is the one with the most breaches due to an excess in the number of women, since of the 17 bodies that do not have balanced representation, 15 are for this reason, that is, 88.23%.
As for the island councils, they are the ones that show the worst results, since of the 83 public entities, only 44 of them comply, which means 53.01%.
THE TOWN HALLS, THE MOST COMPLIANT
Despite this, the Cabildo de La Palma is the only island corporation that complies 100% with the criterion of balanced participation, and it is observed in its 8 public bodies.
On the other hand, the municipalities of the archipelago are the ones that most respect the principle of balanced representation between men and women in their collegiate entities, since of the 98 existing ones, 76 comply, for which they reach 77.55%.
Thus, of the 88 municipalities, 34 have companies, foundations, organizations or other entities that are part of the public sector dependent on them and, of these, 12 do not comply.
Speaking to journalists, the deputy for Gender Equality and Violence, Beatriz Barrera, pointed out that the figures from the study “confirm” what she had already verified throughout her professional career, and that is that “there is no” equality in balanced representation in the public administrations of the Canary Islands.
“Through this exhaustive and detailed work on which we have been working for approximately a year and a half, we have verified that real equality does not exist in the public sector, since women are underrepresented”, she pointed out.