Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega


Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega born Valencia, Spain June 15, 1946. First woman vice-president of Spain 2004; Doctor of Law, author of "Human Rights in Council of Europe"; celebrated International Women's Day 2006 with first forum "Spain-Africa: Women for a better world"; led Socialist government which withdrew from Iraq 2004 and announced plan for Palestinian peace 2006; set up courts for violence against women 2004.


"Now, Spain is leading the way in equal rights." (UK Times, Nov. 29, 2006; photo