Organic Law 3/2007, march 22nd, for the effective equality between women and men


The law defines the basic concepts and categories relating to equality, as well as the legal consequences of discriminatory conduct and a strengthening of the judicial protection of the right to equality. It also provides a general organisation of public policies from the perspective of the principle of equality and the gender perspective and establishes a general framework for the adoption of so-called positive actions, incorporating an important set of measures to eliminate and correct inequality in the different areas of social reality and to promote equality. It ensures a balanced representation of both sexes in the public sector and establishes instruments such as the Strategic Plan for Equal Opportunities, the Inter-ministerial Commission for Equality with coordination responsibilities, gender impact reports and periodic reports or evaluations on the effectiveness of the principle of equality.