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Sonia Alegre
Sonia is Spanish but has lived and worked in many different countries around the world such as Poland, Sudan, Turkey, Greece, Venezuela and Mexico. Her background is in economics, business and politics and she has written for international media, both print and television.

Sex and the Spanish single lady

Emotional independence: the final frontier? Photo: Pablo Monteagudo.

Spanish women have seen significant advances towards equality in recent years. With a government in power passing various laws to promote equality, progress has been made. But they still have one pending revolution: emotional independence.

March 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

What I learned in a Spanish brothel

Brothels are a common sight in Spain's cities and on its roads. Photo: Ampiline.

Prostitutes may give off a “good vibe” in their place of work, but don’t be fooled: the harsh reality is anything but friendly, as a visit to a Madrid brothel made abundantly clear.

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Islamic feminism: the only road to modernising a faith?

An event discussing the prospects of implementing women’s rights within Islam highlights how this movement can bring the religion into the 21st century.

October 26th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Acquaintance rape: the trauma and shame of a hidden crime

The vast majority of serious sexual assaults are by people known to the victims. Social taboos and the lack of an adequate legal framework mean that this crime all too often goes unpunished.

September 24th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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