Exhibition 'The female vote in Spain' / Photography: Torrijos City Council
The Palace of Pedro I has been the place chosen by the Torrijos City Council to house the exhibition 'The female vote in Spain', an itinerant exhibition organized by the Women's Institute, which can be seen throughout the month of November .
The mayor of Torrijos, Anastasio Arevalillo, and the Councilor for Social Welfare, the Elderly and Equality, Rosa María Quirós, were some of the first visitors to this exhibition framed in the program of the consistory on the occasion of 25N, the International Day against Violence of genre.
As its name indicates, 'The female vote in Spain' revolves around the granting of the right to vote to women, approved by the Constituent Cortes of the Second Republic in 1931.
As the exhibition recalls, obtaining the right to vote was the result of a long period of struggles and demands by thousands of women who, from the mid-19th century and well into the 20th century, vindicated the public powers the right of women to participate and decide in political life.
The exhibition pays tribute to all those fighters for gender equality with a collection of photographs.
The public will be able to discover the first suffragettes who, from the United States and England, began to shape one of the first feminist demands: women's suffrage. The exhibition reflects how the movement came to Spain and the feminists who defended it, such as the lawyer Clara Campoamor.
The Women's Institute is an autonomous body attached to the Ministry of Equality and its exhibition is co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Social Inclusion and Social Economy Operational Program 2014-2020.
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