Clara Campoamor building
Through her political battles and a life spent standing up against a patriarchal system, Clara Campoamor symbolises wholehearted commitment to gender equality and democracy. When she was 32, Campoamor made the life-changing decision to return to education to get her school-leaving certificate. She went on to study law at university. Whether as a lawyer, suffragette or politician, Campoamor would fight for gender equality all her life. The introduction of female suffrage in Spain in 1931 remains her greatest victory. To achieve this, she did not hesitate to refuse all honours that were contrary to her ideals of social justice, even where this harmed her career and led her to exile.
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