The Government promotes for the first time a line of occupation policies for trans people
El Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya, through the Department of Business and Work and the Department of Equality and Feminismes, opens, for the first time, a specific call for grants for the insertion of trans people in the world of work. The executive plans to allocate 4 millones de euros to the promotion of occupation of this group.
«It is a small amount in this plan but relevant for a group that frequently suffers from situations of labor discrimination«, The Minister of Business and Work Roger Torrent. According to the minister, it is the “largest employability project aimed at trans people that has been created in Catalonia".
Calls for employment for trans people
The calls will be made public from August and the Govern he hopes to be able to grant them during the last quarter of this year. The aid to this group is within the shock plan of active employment policies, which includes the program “Work and Training”, An initiative that seeks to train and accompany unemployed people, especially those groups that are at greater risk of social exclusion.
Tània Verge, Minister of Igualtat and Feminismes, has ensured that the world of work is one of the areas in which these inequalities are most evident and that is why the team responsible for the public policies LGTBIQ + has made a diagnosis of the profiles and occupational needs of trans people seeking work with the help of the Servei d'Ocupació de Cataluynya (SOC), non-profit organizations and more than 200 people from the group.
Verge explained that the collaboration between the two departments «it is essential" and that "is a priority of Government of the Generalitat promote equity policies based on a fair distribution of rights, benefits, obligations, opportunities and resources, based on the recognition and respect of difference to guarantee a dignified life for all people«.