Women in Portugal

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Women in Portugal
Viana do Castelo, Portugal (4922364383).jpg
Two women from Portugal in traditional garb, 2010
Gender Inequality Index[1]
Value 0.116 (2013)
Rank 21st out of 152
Maternal mortality (per 100,000) 8 (2010)
Women in parliament 28.7% (2013)
Females over 25 with secondary education 47.7% (2012)
Women in labour force 55.4% (2012)
Global Gender Gap Index[2]
Value 0.7056 (2012)
Rank 51st out of 136

Women in Portugal received full legal equality with Portuguese men as mandated by Portugal's constitution of 1976, which in turn resulted from the Revolution of 1974. Because of this, Portuguese women received the right to vote and full equality in marriage. By the early part of the 1990s, many women of Portugal became professionals, including being medical doctors and lawyers, a leap from many being merely office employees and factory workers.[3]


  1. ^ "Table 4: Gender Inequality Index". United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013". World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13. 
  3. ^ "Portugal-Women (data as of 1993)". Mongabay.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 

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