Liberty strengthens its commitment against gender violence
October 12, 2021 - The president of the PARE Committee and Secretary of the Department of the Family, Dr. Carmen A. González Magaz, along with executives from Liberty Puerto Rico and its parent company, Liberty Latin America, announced today the signing of an alliance to reinforce and maximize the projection and dissemination of PARE Committee's educational campaign against gender violence.
With this alliance, Liberty offers its digital platforms and TV channel 85 available to the PARE Committee for the promotion and dissemination of the Committee's orientation campaigns. In addition, it will provide spaces on billboards, its website, social platforms, as well as messages via email.
“In addition to outreach through our mass media, which reaches millions of people, we are committed to supporting the efforts of the PARE Committee through the education of our more than 2,200 employees. This is an issue that touches us very closely and has become a priority for us,” said Naji Khoury, president of Liberty Puerto Rico.
Ms. Kerry Scott, Liberty Latin America's Chief People Officer, was present in Puerto Rico for the signing of the agreement. She stated that the communications company with presence in over 20 markets in the Caribbean and Latin America is in the process of developing a corporate policy for the prevention, support and education on gender violence for the over 11,000 employees across the company. Both Khoury and Scott emphasized that once the policy is finalized, they will make it available to other companies that want to implement it.
In November of last year, Damarys Parrilla López, 42, an employee of Liberty Puerto Rico, was murdered by her ex-partner in a notorious case of gender violence in the municipality of Fajardo.
“We are committed to supporting the work of non-profit organizations that work against gender violence with affirmative actions such as financial support, volunteering by our employees and donations of necessary items. The death of our colleague and that of all victims of gender violence is something that concerns us all, and at Liberty we are committed to carrying a strong message to contribute to the eradication of this social evil,” added Khoury.
On the other hand, the PARE Committee will also join Liberty Puerto Rico through various initiatives to support the design and development of various educational activities; providing recommendations for educational resources for the various topics of prevention and training support and making available to the company, orientation and education resources, as well as existing informational material.
“We continue to carry the message of zero tolerance for violence throughout the island. We thank the Liberty Puerto Rico team for joining this effort and developing useful tools for addressing situations of violence in the workplace,” said the President of the PARE Committee affirmed that
The Committee for the Prevention, Support, Rescue and Education of Gender Violence (PARE Committee), is an Advisory Council of the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi, created by virtue of Administrative Bulletin No. OE- 2021-013, which decrees a State of Emergency in the face of the rise in gender violence in Puerto Rico.