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Resolutions approved during the successive Annual General Meetings
Free Childcare – A Welcome Initiative
The National Council of Women (NCW) welcomes the announcement by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, that free childcare shall start being offered as of April this year. This will enable mothers and (fathers) who are working or studying, to avail themselves of free childcare.
Childcare Centres - Are they the only Solution?
The National Council of Women welcomes the document EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE IN MALTA and agrees with it as THE WAY FORWARD. The proposal in the electoral manifesto by the now government to offer childcare for under three year olds , free of charge , can be an incentive to women seeking employment. As per the Barcelona targets (2002) EU member states agreed to : Remove disincentives to female labour force participation and strive, taking into account the demand for childcare facilities and in line with national patterns of provision, to provide childcare by 2010 to at least 90% of children between 3 years old and the mandatory school age and at least 33% of children under 3 years of age.
Domestic Violence: Is All that Can Be Done, Being Done?
Year after year a day is dedicated to eliminate violence against women, but year after year more women are being brutally murdered as a result of violence against them , generally by men. This phenomena has not seen any abatement in recent years but an increase has been registered across several countries. The reasons are said to be several , including the classical right of possession and obsession by the man over the woman, but other reasons such as financial jealousy, lack of finances and job losses, alcohol and drug abuse as well as mental health problems , have been attributed to this increase. The list of causes keeps getting longer and longer as does the number of women victims. News briefs report only violence that has resulted in deaths but these are only the tip of the iceberg.
Maltese Citizenship is not for sale
The National Council of Women categorically states that any form of 'Maltese citizenship' scheme whose only aim is to raise additional revenue immediately should be condemned. Although the secrecy clause has been withdrawn (by the PM and not by Parliament so far) this does very little to change the objective behind the scheme and the way it will be handled by a foreign company. At this stage, the matter deserves a decision to be taken by all Maltese citizens through an abrogative referendum
The challenge of gender imbalance on corporate boards in EU Member States
Addressing the challenge of gender imbalance on company boards is a matter of importance for all Member States. In September 2010, the Commission once again addressed the issue with the adoption of its new Stategy for Equality between women and men (2010-2015). The first steps were taken on 1 March 2011 by Viviane Reding,
NCW congratulates Maltese Women MEPs
The National Council of Women welcomes the news that three women have been elected as MEPs, giving women a 50% presence amongst the six Maltese MEPs.
NCW Message For International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day celebrated on the 8th of March throughout the world has a different significance in the country it is celebrated, as its impact reflects the status of women in that particular country.
Id-determinazzjoni tal-mara li tidhol fil-politika hija qawwija minkejja l-ostakoli li trid tiffacja
L-ghan tal-Konferenza Stampa kien li n-nisa kandidati ghall-Elezzjonijiet Generali ta’ Marzu 2013 jinghataw l-opportunita’ jaqsmu l-idejat, l-aspirazzjonijiet u l-interess taghhom fil-politika mal-pubbliku u kif premezz tal-kontribuzzjoni taghhom, id-decizjonijiet li jittiehdu fil-Parlament Malti jirriflettu perspettiva aktar wiesa  
Budget with a Social and an Entrepreneurial Aspect
The Budget presented by the Minister yesterday reflected the present situation where more social responsibility on the part of the government required an input. The National Council of Women has in the past months attended several pre- budget meetings in order to present to the government the needs of the woman and that of society in general
Proposed Legislation on the Protection of Embryos
The National Council of Women deplores the mixed messages that are being made public on the media on the proposed legislation on the Protection of Embryos, in particular now that it is in its final stages before Parliament.
International Day of the Girl
The United Nations has declared October 11th as “International Day of the Girl” NCW Malta welcomes this decision as this day will promote girls rights, highlight gender inequalities and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.
The National Council of Women supports the Act to provide protection for human embryos
NCW has always advocated for legislation of alternative IVF treatment not least because of the sensitivity and the consequences for both parents and society if it had to remain unregulated. NCW believes that IVF treatment should be for heterosexuals within a stable family environment The Council has always supported the protection of embryos as the first cell of a human life and, with the development of alternative treatment over the past years this has become possible successfully.
Aung San Suu Kyi - Nobel Peace Prize Winner
On Saturday 17 June Aung San Suu Kyi is officially awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in a 21 year belated ceremony in Oslo Norway. On Thursday 21 June, she addresses the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster Abbey. Listening to her is an experience that no one should have missed – men or women.
A day in the life of a father…
“ I really enjoyed spending a day at a kindergarten, doing things I am not really familiar with. Working with children is very satisfying although difficult at times” These words express the feelings of a father who participated in an EU project on ‘Men Care’
Directive on self-employed workers and their partners
The National Council of Women (NCW) has called for the introduction of the necessary measures to ensure the implementation of the EU directive on self-employed workers and assisting spouses who will enjoy better social protection, including the right to maternity leave for the first time.
NCW Position on Alternatives to IVF Treatment
The National Council of Women has been following developments, particularly in the Parliamentary Social Issues Committee, regarding proposals for legislation on IVF treatment. NCW is aware that the general public is not adequately informed of the legal, ethical and scientific implications of Embryo Freezing, due also to the lack of balanced information (often manipulative) in the Media.
NCW International Women’s Day Message
The National Council of Women strongly believes that more women in political decision-making posts is key to adequately dealing with economic, social, legal and political issues related to lack of gender equality. In its message for International Women’s Day 2012 and in view of the forthcoming General Elections, NCW Malta urges political parties to rethink their strategies and adopt action plans for recruiting an equal number of women & men as candidates for ‘winnable seats’ and in general, for making party politics more inclusive.
NCW approves the agreement on the extension of maternity leave
The National Council of Women (NCW) is pleased to note Government’s successful efforts to reach agreement on the extension of paid maternity leave with the social partners within the MCESD.
NCW japprova l-ftehim dwar l-leave tal-maternita’
Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tan-Nisa (NCW) jifrah lill-Gvern li bil-hidma tieghu wasal ghal ftehim ma’ l-imsiehba socjali fi hdan l-MCESD dwar l-estenzjoni tal-leave tal-maternita’ bi hlas, li issa se jitla ghal 18-il gimgha,
NCW targeting Youth in Campaign on Domestic Violence
The National Council of Women (NCW) regards families as the backbone of a strong and healthy community and the establishment of loving supportive relationships from a young tender age as being the heart of happy, well functioning families.
Trafficking of women for sexual exploitation….the fight goes on!
The National Council of Women strongly supports and looks forward to the proposed steps to be taken by the Office of the Attorney General and the Malta Police Force to review and propose reforms on current procedures concerning the identification of victims of human trafficking, before the initiation of prosecution proceedings. However, NCW calls for stronger measures to address these issues in a more comprehensive manner
NCW Press Release: New Legislation to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings
On the 14th of December the European Parliament voted with a strong majority in favour of the Directive against trafficking in human beings that the Commission proposed in March 2010. This Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims, will replace the Council Framework Decision from 2002.
Proposal for a directive on gender-based violence
Brussels, 16/03/2011 (Agence Europe) - A criminal law instrument in the form of an EU directive against gender-based violence should be put in place. Rape and other sexual violence against women should be recognised as a crime throughout the EU.
Immediate action on domestic violence should be a priority
The National Council of Women is deeply concerned with the court ruling regarding the recent case of domestic violence viewed practically by all the Maltese population.  The law, in its definitions of what constitutes a “household “does not include people who are dating, unless they lived together 'within a year" prior to the offence, which could be interpreted to mean any period of time between one day and twelve months.
Violence in the Home – What action?
The National Council of Women is deeply concerned with the increase of aggressive incidents of violence often resulting in brutal deaths as a result of domestic problems often related to situations of separation between couples, reported regularly in the local media
The Gender Perspective in the EU 2020 Strategy
One of the key targets of the Lisbon Strategy was increasing the participation rate of women in the labour market, which however failed to be reached in specific areas for several reasons.
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The National Council of Women of Malta was founded in 1964. It is a non-governmental organization comprising individual members and national organizations  The National Council of Women provides a forum for women of different backgrounds and experiences to come together as individuals and as representatives of affiliated organizations, to exchange information and ideas, formulate policy, educate and promote change READ MORE

  
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Mary Gaerty   NCW President Mary Gaerty

 Dear Colleagues and friends 

The cold has finally arrived as has the rain and the countryside takes on its green coat, that is so different from the sackcloth shade of the summer. Every season brings its delights and winter is no exception. Christmas, the  celebration that is awaited  especially by the children and young at heart. So lets prepare ourselves for this feast that brings so much joy to many, but lets not forget those that for them Christmas  is a heartache , let’s keep these persons in our hearts. Read More

 

National Council of Women Malta celebrates its 50th Anniversay together with the delegates of the International Council of Women who will be in Malta from the 24th April 2014 to the 4th May 2014

Caring for Women is Caring for the World

International Council of Women & Europen Centre of the International Council of Women

24th April 2014 - 04th May 2014  ECM in Malta

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Conference Programme


 Forthcoming Events 

 

 

 Half-day of Recollection.

 The half-day of Recollection will take place at NCW Centre Blata l-Bajda on Wednesday 16th April, 2014 at 9.30am followed by Mass at 12.00pm 

 

 

EESC-NCW Press Conference with
Maltese Candidates for European Elections

Monday 17 March 2014
Dar l-Ewropa
Title: Your MEP: The Voice of Civil Society in Europe

NCW President Mary Gaerty welcomed the Maltese candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections, members of the press and guests for accepting the invitation by the National Council of Women in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)  to share their views and aspirations for the forthcoming EP elections Read More

 

 

Report on Launch Conference on Violence against women across the EU


Abuse at home, work, in public and online
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
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 Annual General Meeting 

The NCW Annual General Meeting was held on SATURDAY 25th January, 2014 at the Victoria Hotel, Sliema which officially launced the year of acitivities for 2014, celebrating the council's 50th Anniversary. In her opening address, NCW President Mary Gaerty spoke about the Council's involvement and the ever increasing work of the past year, highlighting the various well attended seminars organised by the Council throughout the year. She emphasised the need for more women to support women, in political posts, with special reference to those contesting the coming MEP elections in May 2014. Over 50% of the Maltese population are women and this should also be reflected in National Parliament and in the forthcoming EP Elections. Read More

 


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 The challenge of Gender imbalance on Corporate Boards in EU Member States Read More

Recent developments from he member states on Women on Boards  ReadMore

Vice-President Reding welcomes latest progress in European Parliament for women on boards          Read More

 Middle way for Quotas on Company Boards           Read More

Women on Board - Yes, but how?

A Public Dialogue with your MEPs

  Friday 13th September 2013

                             Dar L-Ewropa Valletta                       

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Men and Women on Boards –Yes but how!! Read More

Gender Balance on Company Boards: It is about the economic, social and political benefits  Press Release 13/09/2013

NCW President Mary Gaerty Presentation

  
 Grace Attard

 Congratulations

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) identified NCW 1st Vice President Grace Attard  as a relevant stakeholder in the field of gender equality.

  

Sixties Night

Friday 23rd August

 A huge thank you to all the members and friends that supported our fundraising  activity,  It was a very enjoyable evening.

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 European Agenda

Malta elects its first women MEPs

http://www.europeanagenda.eu/newsletter/10_13/680513

Maiden Speech of the MEPs Marlene Mizzi, Robert Metsola Tedesco Triccas and Claudette Abela Baldachhino

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consumers

 A  Conference on Food safety – educating the consumer was organised by the Association for Consumer Rights (ACR) in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland to Malta on Saturday 18 May at Europa House, Valletta. The Conferernce was addressed by Hon Helena Dalli, Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs, European and local experts in food safety and the contribution of the general public Read More

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 Monday, April 22 – Thursday April 25, 2013

Engaging and mobilizing men to end violence against women 

 https://www.facebook.com/usembmalta

 The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the National Council of Women (NCW) and  the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) is delighted to invite you to a presentation by Rus Funk (bio) of Menswork inc, long time activist in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.

  
  The Malta Girl Guides, the National Council of Women and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ thank all NCW Members and their friends that participated in the Silent Walk and a Group Dance at Pjazza San Gorg, in relation to the No to Violent Relationships Campaign. The Event was a great success
  
 Elections 2013 NCW Electoral Proposals 2013
  
 Gender Equality is also a men's business  On the International Women's Day, COFACE, the confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union would like to highlight the importance of the involvement of men in gender equality and the equal sharing of family and care responsibilities Read More
  

 EUROPEAN RESOURCES ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

 Gender-based violence, in all its forms, affects mostly women. It relects and reinforces inequalities between women and men and remains a major problem in the European Union  Read more
  
   Female quota on boards approved
by the European Commission

NCW considers the success of Commissioner Reding in her proposal for a directive on gender quotas an important first step. However, the draft directive needs to ensure that other decision-making roles on company boards will be open to a wider range of women whose merit should not be ignored     Read more

  
  

 Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union

 2014 European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life  Press Release

168 MEPs already committed to designate 2014 to be the European Year for Reconsiling Work and Family Life           Read More

Trio Presidency work programme endorses 2014 as European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life

  
  
  Introduction of Victims Rights Directive

Brussels, 05/10/2012 (Agence Europe) -

  

On 4 October, the Council of the EU formally adopted a new directive on victims' rights in the EU27, such as basic psychological aid and translation rights. More advanced services will be provided to vulnerable victims, mainly children, but also those categorised as vulnerable by the directive. Nearly 75 million people in the EU27 fall victim to a crime each year, including physical violence, mugging or terrorism. The draft directive was adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 September this year.

  
 
NCW meeting with
HE Mrs. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Ambassador of the United States of America
  
  
European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012

  Xrobb l-Ghagin Outing organised by the

National Council of Women - Environment Committee.      

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Madi Sharma on female Entrepreneurship and barriers for women owned businesses.
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 NCW AMIE

Ambassadors in Malta for Increasing women Entrepreneurs – Stakeholders Conference

Conference Photos

Promoting Female Entrepreneurship -

Interview on the Independent

  
 EESC

The European and Economic Social Committee Group 111

Various Interests European Citizens' Initiative

The Way Forward

Plenary Document Link

 Women on the Board

 http://www.economist.com/node/21549953

  

 Press Release on Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation. 

Article by Grace Attard on the Times of Malta
  
  

Press Conference on Participatory Democracy and Citizens Initiative

ECI Photo

 (Photo – DOI – Omar Camilleri)

NCW AGM 2012 highlights quota systems for women in forthcoming Local Councils and General Elections

Malta Press Conference on Citizens Initiative

15 March 2012 - Ewropa House , St Paul’s Street,

Valletta 5.30pm

Organised by the MCESD CS and Malta EESC Delegation

Press Release

ECI Conference

  
  
 Entrepreneur educ

Entrepreneurship through Education Conference

The Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance,the Economy and Investment organised a conference Entrepreneurship through Education – Delivering Effectively’ on 20 January 2012 at The Dolmen Hotel Qawra. Maryrose Francica FWE, Nadyanne Mangion NCW, Sandra Zammit and Miriam Duca AMIE
Ambassadors attended.
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EU Flagship Project

3rd meeting EU Flagship

Photo – DOI – Pierre Sammut

Intergenerational Volunteering

Paving the Way for the EU Year for Active Ageing 2012


Saturday 12th November 2011 Dar L-Ewropa St. Paul's Street Valletta Programme

Active Ageing - Moses Azzopardi

Ingenerational Volunteering - Miriam Teuma

The Selfish Society - Vivienne Cassar

The Hon. Jason Azzopardi, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Land, opens the Third Conference of EU Flagship Project European Year for Volunteering 2011 Strengthening and Encouraging Volunteering organised by the National Council of Women

Opening Speech by the Hon. Jason Azzopardi

  
  

Afterschool services or longer school hours? Proposals for afterschool services
have been on the agenda as early as pre-accession years, a time when the
National Council of Women was in fact leading the gender equality aspects
in the consultation process of the acquis negotiations.Although for a
time this issue was put on the back burner, the need to provide policy
to implement an adequate system cannot be postponed any longer
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Self Employed Workers to gain maternity and pension benefits under

new EU Law Read More

European Year of Ciitzens 2013
Gender equality: EU action triggers steady progress
In 2013 the European Commission continued taking action to improve equality between women and men, including steps to close the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions discrepancies, to combat violence and to promote equality in decision-making.
Violence against Women: every day and everywhere
A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights(FRA) presents results from the world's biggest-ever survey on violence against women, revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online.
Yes to 40% quota of women on boards of directors
Strasbourg, 20/11/2013 (Agence Europe) - The European Parliament has given a boost to meritocracy in businesses with its approval, by very large majority (459 votes to 148, with 81 abstentions) of the introduction of a quota of 40% of women on the boards of directors of large European companies quoted on the stock exchange, of which there are around 5,000, in 2020.
MEDITERRANEAN: Activists call on EU for a different political message
Brussels, 19/09/2013 (Agence Europe) - Sounding the alert on worsening conditions for women in the southern countries of the Mediterranean, women's rights activists called on the European Union, on 18 September, to change its message to these countries.
UFM: Conference on women's rights and against sexual violence
Brussels, 13/09/2013 (Agence Europe) - Over 20 ministers from the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and various women's representatives, met in Paris on 12 September for a conference on strengthening the role of women in Euro-Mediterranean society. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton also attended.
EP stresses need for response to salary gap
Brussels, 13/09/2013 (Agence Europe) -MEPs are urging the member states to do all in their power to reduce the salary gap between men and women, which is still around 16% on average in Europe. On Thursday 12 September, they adopted a resolution to this effect drafted by MEP Edit Bauer (EPP Slovakia). The salary gap also has long-term negative fallout for women on the employment market, their pension levels and exposure to poverty.
Stop trivialising violence against women
Stop trivialising violence against women The National Council of Women, once again raises serious concerns on the case of violent sexual assault carried out on Ms Shanti Shresta Achami, (Sunday Times 9thJune). The Council has for many years been publicly questioning Court sentences that unfortunately are not perceived as reflecting the seriousness of the crime of sexual assault or other cases of violence against women.
Women on Boards: Vice-President Viviane Reding and Markus Klimmer, Managing Director at Accenture di
Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, met with Markus Klimmer, Managing Director at Accenture, today to discuss how best to improve gender balance on company boards.
NCW congratulates Maltese Women MEPs
The National Council of Women welcomes the news that three women have been elected as MEPs, giving women a 50% presence amongst the six Maltese MEPs.
WOMEN: 59 days in 2013 before equal remuneration in Europe
Dublin, 01/03/2013 (Agence Europe) - It is only from 28 February this year that women in Europe started to earn the same salary as men. An additional 59 days are therefore needed for women to reduce the pay gap - which this year still stands at 16.2% according to figures published by the European Commission.
(AE) WOMEN: Consultation and future action on genital mutilation
Brussels, 13/02/2013 (Agence Europe) -European Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Viviane Reding is preparing to launch a public consultation and concrete initiatives to tackle female genital mutilation in March. During the period of the consultation, a conference, organised with other Commissioners, on the fight against violence against women will be held.
AE) WOMEN: Already more women on company boards after quota proposal
Brussels, 25/01/2013 (AgenceEurope) - The European Commission believes that its controversial proposal on a quota of women on company boards could be bearing fruit. It notes that in less than a year, twice as many women are now on company boards in Europe, with a significant increase in the large majority of member states. Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding seized the moment to present these encouraging results to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday 25 January.
WOMEN: 50/50 declaration for parity in institutions after 2014
Brussels, 22/11/2012 (Agence Europe) - MEPs are now ready to do battle to defend equality in the European institutions after the 2014 elections. A “multi-party” declaration was presented on Wednesday 22 November at the European Parliament during the plenary session.
(AE) WOMEN: Parliamentary pressure to counter domestic violence
Brussels, 19/11/2012 (Agence Europe) - Five MEPs are putting pressure on the EU to ratify the international convention to prevent and combat violence against women. Mikael Gustafsson (GUE/NGL, Sweden), Barbara Matera (EPP, Italy), Antonya Parvanova (ALDE, Bulgaria), Raül Romeva (Greens/EFA, Spain) and Britta Thomsen (S&D, Denmark) are urging their colleagues to sign a written declaration in this connection. The declaration calls on the EU to ratify the Council of Europe convention on tackling domestic violence and violence against women. It also urges member states to subsequently take action against this phenomenon.
(AE) WOMEN: Nicosia progresses pay gap debate
Brussels, 31/10/2012 (Agence Europe) - The Cypriot Presidency is pushing the pay gap debate forwards - the difference in pay between men and women still being on average 16% in Europe. At a conference organised in Cyprus on this topic on 29-30 October, the Presidency concluded that the reduction of this pay gap comes through “promoting social dialogue and tripartite cooperation as a way of tackling this problem”.
(AE) WOMEN: Reding is snubbed - quotas deferred until mid-November Brussels, 23/10/2012 (Agence Euro
The quota of 40% women on bluechip company boards has been postponed, but Viviane Reding is determined not to give up her highly controversial proposal for a directive. She promises that the dossier will be back on the Commission agenda by the end of November, when it will be stronger and more open to subsidiarity. Reding, who is optimistic, said that after a century-long battle her proposal could wait another couple of weeks
(AE) WOMEN: Moment of truth for Reding and corporate quotas
Brussels, 22/10/2012 (Agence Europe) - The College of Commissioners may sweep away with one hand the proposal to bring in a 40% quota for women on management boards in European companies quoted on the stock exchange, a proposal that Commissioner Viviane Reding plans to submit on Tuesday.
Women - Reding bases argument on subsidiarity quotas
Brussels, 05/10/2012 (Agence Europe) - Viviane Reding, the commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, has already been able to get into her stride with regard to feminine quotas in large companies - ahead of time and on converted ground.
The EWL has written to the European Commission and Member States
The EWL has written to the European Commission and Member States in response to a letter signed by 9 countries against a proposed EU Directive to increase the number of women on boards across Europe. Although well below our expectations, the EWL is giving its full backing to Commissioner Reding’s proposal, and calling on all parties to do the same.
(AE) WOMEN: ECB, letter from Goulard to Juncker on parity
Brussels, 18/09/2012 (Agence Europe) - French liberal MEP, Sylvie Goulard, has directly addressed the president of Eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker, to again draw attention to the question of respecting equal opportunities for women when appointing the sixth member of the European Central Bank board of governors. The economic and financial committee, of which Goulard is a member, effectively suspended the hearing of Yves Mersch for a post on the board of governors, due to the lack of gender balance on the board.
(AE) WOMEN: Greens favour quotas and hit back at nine blocking states
Brussels, 20/09/2012 (Agence Europe) - The Greens are hitting back at the intention of nine member states not to support Viviane Reding's awaited proposal on setting a quota of 40% women on the boards of bluechip companies.
Women on Boards: Viviane Reding meets with leaders of Europe's business schools and industry
On the 19 June, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding met with European Industry Associations, European Business Schools and Senior Executive Women to discuss progress being made on improving the gender balance in company boardrooms.
The National Council of Women supports the Act to provide protection for human embryos
NCW has always advocated for legislation of alternative IVF treatment not least because of the sensitivity and the consequences for both parents and society if it had to remain unregulated. NCW believes that IVF treatment should be for heterosexuals within a stable family environment The Council has always supported the protection of embryos as the first cell of a human life and, with the development of alternative treatment over the past years this has become possible successfully.
WOMEN: Campaign to get more women into scientific careers
Brussels, 22/06/2012 (Agence Europe) - Science is also a “girl thing”. That is the message the Commission intends to drive home throughout the EU over the next three years to get more girls interested in science and encourage more women to choose research as a career.
Women on Boards: Vice-President Viviane Reding meets with leaders of Europe's business schools and i
Today, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding met with European Industry Associations, European Business Schools and Senior Executive Women to discuss progress being made on improving the gender balance in company boardrooms.
UfM adopts new project to support women’s empowerment in the Mediterranean
A project aimed at developing women’s empowerment in the Mediterranean through the development of effective field projects and the setting up of networks and platforms, was adopted by Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) at a meeting held last month.
 
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