SPAIN: Woman's Day?

Since the law was laid down in the regime of Queen Juana the Crazy* back in 1505, Spanish women have made few advances in their rights and privileges. Only married or widowed Spanish women may vote. Without her husband's written consent, a senora may not inherit property, may not manage money or businesses, may not witness a will, or may not take a job. She may get a legal separation from her husband only if she leaves her home (it belongs to the man, even if purchased with the wife's-dowry), and surrenders all children older than three.

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