- The Andalusian PP spokesperson, Maribel Torregrosa, highlights that in just three months more than 5.000 women from 140 Andalusian municipalities are trained in digital skills that are opening the doors to new opportunities thanks to the Prepared Plan.
- It states that “thanks to the policies of the Government of Juanma Moreno, effective equality between women and men has ceased to be the eternal unfulfilled promise of socialism and has begun to be a reality.”
- It emphasizes the gradual reduction that female unemployment has experienced in Andalusia "whose rate is today ten points lower among young women under 25 years of age than in 2018."
The spokesperson for the Popular Party of Andalusia, Maribel Torregrosa, has highlighted the “extraordinary response” that the 'Preparadas' digital training and training plan that the Ministry of Employment, Business and Self-Employment launched in September. An initiative of the Board that joins others in this area such as the Andalusia digital voucher.
As he said, “equal opportunities in the rural world is one of the priorities of the People's Party of Andalusia and the Government of Juanma Moreno on the Board” and “we are demonstrating it with actions.” Thus, Torregrosa has highlighted that since it started last September, more than 5.000 women have already been trained or are in the training phase in one of the 394 training actions of the 'Preparadas' program that have been deployed in 140 Andalusian municipalities. And the forecast is that up to 59.000 Andalusians can benefit from this program until 2025.
This initiative has a budget of 30,6 million euros financed with Next Generation funds and fits into the Andalusia Digital Training Plan 2025. The primary objective is to promote unemployed women, with temporary contracts or in employment regulation processes in municipalities with less than 30.000 inhabitants or especially vulnerable neighborhoods in large cities, to acquire digital skills that can improve their employability in their environment.
Torregrosa explained that "in the PP of Andalusia we are aware that more than 80% of the population is concentrated in just over 35% of the territory, which has caused the appearance of a territorial digital divide between large cities and rural areas, and that especially affects women.”
Likewise, he stated that "in the Popular Party we are very aware that "women are the key to the development of policies against the demographic challenge." “We are convinced that the only way that the transformation that we have managed to implement in Andalusia to consolidate and expand is by counting on women," he stressed, "and especially with those who live in rural areas, because they are the ones who generate family roots, who settle the population in the territory and that is why we put at their disposal all possible tools so that they can develop their personal and professional initiatives in their environment.”
Maribel Torregrosa has highlighted that “entrepreneurship in Andalusia has a woman's name and this is demonstrated by the fact that in these 11 months of 2023 more than 5.000 women have begun to work on their own in our community, 2,5% more than in 2022, and there are already almost 210.000 self-employed workers in Andalusia.”
He has also highlighted the gradual reduction experienced by female unemployment in Andalusia “whose rate today is six points lower than in 2018.” A positive trend that is even much more pronounced among younger women, those under 25 years of age, whose unemployment rate has been reduced by up to 10 points in these four and a half years of Government of the Popular Party in Andalusia.
Data that, according to Torregrosa, show that "thanks to the policies of the Government of Juanma Moreno, effective equality between women and men has ceased to be the eternal unfulfilled promise of socialism and has begun to be a reality." “You just had to go out into the streets to listen to the Andalusians, learn about their concerns,” he stressed, “and design measures so that they could launch their projects, which is what the Popular Party Government is doing, with the President Juanma Moreno in front.”
However, Maribel Torregrosa has concluded that “there is still much to do to end all the gaps in equality between women and men in Andalusia”, adding that “Juanma Moreno's Government is taking advantage of all the tools at its disposal to progress in this area, but it could go much faster if Andalusia had all the economic resources that correspond to it.”
However, he regretted that "Andalusia continues to be one of the worst financed autonomous communities and already accumulates a financial deficit of almost 15.000 million euros, due to an unfair financing system, which the Andalusian Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, promised change five years ago.” "But not only has he broken his promise and his own committed word in the Andalusian Parliament," he pointed out, "but now he dares to raise the possibility of bilaterally negotiating tailored financing for a community, knowing that it will be detrimental." for the others, especially for Andalusia.” “In the PP of Andalusia we are not going to allow it and we are going to continue fighting to defend the equality of Andalusians in the streets, in the institutions and, if necessary, in the courts,” she concluded.