Miscellaneous - Spain

Gender equality policies in Spain

21.06.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

While gender equality policies have been institutionalized and consolidated in Spain until 2008, the 2009-2016 period shows backlash provoked by austerity policies adopted in response to the economic crisis. Institutional dismantlement, budget cuts, legislative standstill, policy reforms with negative gender impacts, and problems of implementation indicate an uncertain future for gender equality policies in Spain. This study maps developments in Spanish gender equality institutions, laws, and policies, including employment, care, political and economic decision-making, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive rights.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Emanuela Lombardo
  • Publishing house : Policy Department for Citizen's Rights and Constitutional Affairs – European Parliament
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 38
  • Language : English


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