I chose this article because it’s relevant to my topic for my final paper. The article is about the frequency of gender based violence in Spain, particularly against women. It focuses even more of the lack of legislature to protect women against domestic violence prior to 200o. I found it particularly interesting that the first law wasn’t passed regarding violence against women until 2004. I also found it interesting that the female politicians played a major role in maintaining prior legislation already in place that continued to deny women rights against violence and abuse. However, Spain seems to be progressing in their efforts towards protecting women from abuse.