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The law Yes is Yes, a reference in Europe

Irene Montero, responsible for the Equality portfolio.

Jeickson Sulbaran

October 24, 2023 | 5:26 p.m.

A Historic Advance

Since the establishment of European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2013, Spain has demonstrated unprecedented progress in terms of equality. At a time when the fight for gender equality is on the rise, Spain has set an admirable standard in Europe, surpassing nations with a strong policy record. agendas.

In Detail: The EIGE Index

This index, which evaluates the state of gender equality in the EU, has revealed that Spain has made notable progress, placing it in 76,4 points, only surpassed by equal powers such as Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark. What is most notable is that Spain has been placed in the "outperform" group, along with nations such as Austria, Germany, France and Luxembourg. These nations not only exceed the EU average of 70,2 points, but have also experienced accelerated growth in their score.

Key Factors of this Progress

Without a doubt, political changes and legislative reforms have played an essential role. Last year, Spain had already obtained 74,6 points, meaning it has increased its score by almost two points in just one year. During this period, Spain has seen the implementation of key laws such as the “yes means yes” law, the trans law and the reform of the abortion law.

The report also highlights specific areas where Spain has shined. In the field of health, for example, it has obtained a score of 91,2 points. This reflects factors such as women's longer life expectancy and their active participation in sporting activities. In the area of ​​Uses of Time, the nation has achieved a score of 70,4, showing a more balanced distribution of care tasks and domestic responsibilities.

Improvement areas

Despite these significant progress, there are areas where Spain should focus its attention. In the economic aspect, for example, the country has obtained a score that is 4,3 points lower than the European average. This highlights the need to address challenges such as pay inequality and barriers to employment that women face.

Historical perspective

If you look at Spain's trajectory since 2013, its rise has been notable. Oscillating between eighth and eleventh position until 2019, the country has managed to climb to seventh place in 2020. In the following two years, it moved to sixth position and has now reached fourth place. An increase of 6,3 points 2019 since.

A Recognition of Commitment

The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has interpreted these results as recognition of the hard work of the Ministry of Equality and the coalition Government. He reflects that when a government is sincerely dedicated to feminist policies, it achieves momentous changes and positions itself at the forefront in promoting equality.

In conclusion

El progress of Spain in the sphere of gender equality is a lesson for all nations. Through political commitment, appropriate legislation and dedication to the cause, a country can transform its position and establish itself as a leader in the fight for justice and equality.

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