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newsletter 16 2016 EqUAlity Award


In a regular session held on 25 February, the Governing Council of the University of Alicante unanimously agreed to grant the 2016 UA-EqUAlity Award to Aguas Municipalizadas de Alicante, E. M. (AMAEM), a firm that has defended and promoted the principle of equal opportunites between women and men in all areas of their business activity. The proposal of Aguas Municipalizadas de Alicante, E. M. was presented by the UA Institute for Water & Environmental Sciences.


This company’s implementation of policies on equal opportunities was recognised in 2014 with a mark of excellence on gender equality awarded by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Gender Equality in this regard. Aguas Municipalizadas de Alicante, E. M. was the first company from Alicante recognised with this hallmark of distinction. 


Worth mentioning is also the fact that the gender equality policy carried out by Aguas de Alicante Municipalizadas, E. M. is not limited to the business obligations in this area envisaged by the Law on Effective Equality between Women and Men (LO 3/2007). In this regard, its commitment to increase the presence of women in managerial positions; the adoption of new measures on joint responsibility; and the development of new recruitment processes including victims of gender violence has been stressed. These measures places the company as a referent in the province in the promotion of equality between women and men. 


The award will be presented on 7 March 2016 at 8 pm. in the UA Auditorium, within the context of the institutional events organised to celebrate the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.



Equality Award 2013. Women’s Studies Centre (UA)

Equality Award 2014. Women’s Football Team (UA)

Equality Award 2015. Marta Macho Stadler (UPV/EHU)






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