Clara Campoamor


Clara Campoamor born Madrid, Spain February 12, 1888 (d. 1972). Spanish feminist politician and suffrage leader. Co-founded Spanish Women’s League for Peace, 1930. Among first women elected to National Assembly, 1931. Delegate to League of Nations. Director of Public Welfare, 1933. Active in League of Women Against War and Fascism, 1933. Exiled by fascist Franco regime, 1936.


“You have the right given you by law, the law that you created, but you do not have Natural Law, the fundamental right that is based on respect for every human being, and what you do is wield power; let women show and you'll see how that power can not go on being denied.” (Oct. 1, 1931 to National Assembly; photo