Country Spain
Year 2004
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment

Brief Description


In 2004, the Constitutional Act 1/2004 of 28 December, on Integrated Protection Measures against Gender Violence was passed.  This Law approaches gender violence from an integrated point of view and modified articles of several Spanish laws such as the Penal Law, the Criminal Law, the Employment Act, the Workers' Statute Act, the Organic Judiciary Act, the Civil Service Reform Act and the General Social Security Act.

The Act includes numerous provisions on education and training. The sphere of prevention, awareness-raising and detection is given significant attention through a clear focus on education, advertising and healthcare. The law requests actions by educational centres to influence the contents of the curricula in order to offer education that stresses the values of tolerance, respect, peace and equality. The actions are also directed at different professional groups to improve the training of those who handle problems arising from ill-treatment.

Full Text

Constitutional Act 1/2004 of 28 December, on Integrated Protection Measures against Gender Violence

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Spain to the questionnaire on violence against women