Some interesting facts on Women in Portugal...

-Women didn't earn full voting rights until 1975- compared to Women in Afghanistan who gained the right in 1963
-Also at this time women were not allowed to adminster their own property, and if a woman married a foreigner she had to forfeit her citizenship and inheritance
-Not until 1969 that a married woman was allowed to have a passport or leave the country without her husband's consent
-Of the more than 13,000 crimes reported annually to the Association for Victim Support roughly 80% involve domestic violence.
-Abortions are still illegal in Portugal.
-Women earn about 30% less than men in both professional and working class jobs.

Source: Lonely Planet Portual guide book

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