Calvo has congratulated this body because "the extraordinary and prestigious name of the Civil Guard will also be linked to the convinced struggle of democracy for equality between men and women."
At the presentation ceremony, which also involved Fernando Grande-Marlaska, acting Minister of the Interior, Ana Maria Botella, Secretary of State for Security, and Felix Vicente Azón, general director of the Civil Guard, Calvo said that " equality in democracy is not an option, it is one of the great obligations to serve Spain and to preserve our model of coexistence ".
In that sense, he has referred to the "important credit that the Civil Guard has in the public opinion of our country," and has valued "the commitment of women" of the body "to fight for their own spaces "and the symbolism that it means for the rest of society.
Of the 75,000 troops, only 7% are women when they reach 30 years of incorporation of women, explained the acting vice president, and has asked for changes "so that they arrive more, in good conditions, so that they make their trajectory with the same opportunities that men do and reach the levels of the ladder that allow them to transform the criteria of work and daily service ". Also, he has asked for "complicity so that young girls look at the Civil Guard as a profession and a space of service to their country."
"Equality improves our lives for everyone Sharing criteria, perspectives, diagnoses and analyzes from different positions enriches, improves and helps in all areas of life, and also does it every day and will do more in the Civil Guard ", he concluded.