Gender equality in rural areas of Extremadura

The paper presents the research project of the University of Extremadura (UEx): “Gender equality in the rural and municipal areas of Extremadura: diagnosis and proposals” during the period 2019-2022.
The final objective of the project is to make a diagnosis of the real situation of women in the region and formulate proposals for public and legislative policies to the institutions which contribute to achieving effective equality between women and men.
The research follows a double methodology. First, the quantitative analysis of the statistical data collected through official bodies and general surveys of the female population. Second, the qualitative analysis that emerges from the field research carried out through specific surveys, interviews and discussion groups with women in the area.
The paper will present the results of these first two years of the research, highlighting the problems which have been detected and the possible alternatives for the formulation of proposals.