Making women matter: Spain's long road toward gender equality Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2022
  • Fees, Evelyn Wyoming
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
  • This paper explores Spain's path toward gender equality. It first discusses gender roles and equality in Spain's own history, especially focusing on the time periods of the Second Spanish Republic, Franco's regime and the Spanish Transition to Democracy. This is followed by an analysis of the influence of the European Union upon Spain's gender equality legislation. The article will then highlight many of the problems with gender mainstreaming that are facing the Spanish population currently, as well as recent legislation which has been created as a response to these problems. Finally, it will argue that with the recent EU legislation and Spain's own post-Franco spirit of liberalization, Spain has managed to – and continues to – achieve unexpectedly modern and advanced gender mainstreaming legislation, and will continue to work to successfully solve problems of gender inequality for many years to come.
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