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Education is key to equality, Euskadi leads by example

Education, key to equality, Euskadi leads by example

Maria Jose Gonzalez

March 1, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.

Euskadi is positioned as a reference in the fight for gender equality with a strategy until 2030, focused on education and active participation in society. Euskadi is scoring the path towards a more equal and fair society. The recent presentation of the Strategy for Equality of Women and Men 2030 by the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, is not only a milestone in the calendar of social and political advances in the region, but also a clear testimony of Euskadi's commitment to change of values ​​and the eradication of sexist violence.

For years, Basque institutions have been working tirelessly to improve equality between men and women. Although we recognize that the path has not been quick or easy, inter-institutional efforts and improvements in the protection and care of women who suffer gender violence are signs of tangible progress.

The role of education in social transformation

Education, key to equality Euskadi leads by example

Education emerges as the most powerful tool in our arsenal to combat gender inequalities. Urkullu places special emphasis on this point, highlighting the need for a change in values ​​that must begin from the first stages of life. This educational approach is not only aimed at new generations, but also at society as a whole, promoting a profound cultural change that allows us to build a life free of violence against women.

The Lehendakari also emphasizes the importance of the transversality of equality in public policies, the need for greater socio-political participation of women and the crucial role that men must play in this process. The visibility, assessment and sharing of care work are also fundamental aspects that are addressed at the event.

The Strategy for Equality 2030 is distinguished by establishing clear and ambitious objectives that seek not only to maintain, but to raise, the standards of equality in Euskadi. Among these, the increase in the Gender Equality Index, the allocation of specific budgets for equality policies and continuous training in this matter for the institutions' staff stand out.

Concrete goals for an equal future with education in Euskadi

The strategy not only focuses on labor and economic equality, but also in the reduction of sexist violence and the equitable distribution of domestic and care work. It is imperative that, as a society, we ensure that violence against women is seen as unacceptable in all areas and that no woman under protection is a victim of feminicide.

The implementation of this strategy, once approved by the Governing Council, It will be a significant step forward in the fight against inequality and gender violence in Euskadi. We are at a crucial moment, in which collective action and political commitment can make a difference in the lives of thousands of people.

As a society, we have the responsibility to continue advancing on this path, promoting equality, protecting the most vulnerable and educating for change. The Euskadi Strategy for Equality 2030 is not only an action plan, but also a call to action for each and every one of us.

Euskadi is leading by example, demonstrating that education and active participation in society are essential to achieve true gender equality. This is a long-term commitment, but with clear goals and collective determination, we can and will achieve a more just and equal future for all.

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