Spain's government has backed a proposed change to its controversial rape laws that focuses on the importance of sexual consent.
The new law will abolish that distinction so that rape will instead be decided by the question of consent.
Several European countries already define rape as sex without consent.
The UK, Sweden and Germany are among those that do, and Spain has joined Denmark in planning to change its definition.
The law is being named "only yes means yes", to reflect the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention on violence against women.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption "Only yes means yes" has been one of the mantras of protesters calling for reform of Spain's rape laws.
The court in Navarre in northern Spain decided that the woman had not faced violence or intimidation, as intimidation was considered key to establishing the crime of rape. »