Clara Campoamor (1888-1972) was a Spanish politician and women’s
rights advocate. She had a lasting influence on the 1931 Constitution, assuring
the inclusion of language that guaranteed the equal rights of men and women.
She had a degree in Law, and advocated for changes
in legislation regarding child labour and women’s right to vote. She was elected
to the Constituent Assembly, at a time when women were still not allowed to
cast their vote. Nevertheless, she managed to bring about the passing of other
important laws, such as the equality of rights for children born out of wedlock,
or the right to divorce.