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European Commission
On 2 July 2019, Ursula von der Leyen was nominated by the European Council to the position of President of the European Commission; she will be the first women and the first German since Walter Hallstein
Equal opportunities and access to the labour market
1. Education, training and life-long learning Everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour market. 2. Gender equality Equality of treatment and opportunities between women and men must be ensured and fostered in all areas, including regarding participation in the labour market, terms and conditions of employment and career progression. Women and men have the right to equal pay for work of equal value.
The gender pay gap in the EU and the European Pillar of #SocialRights
1. The gender pay gap in the EU is 16.2%, that’s 16.2% higher than it should be! Gender equality is the second key principle of the European Pillar of #SocialRights for a reason 2. The European Pillar of #SocialRights supports the right to equal treatment and opportunities regarding employment, social protection, education, and access to goods and services available to the public. Something NCW Malta has supported since its creation!
Gender Equality in the Media Sector
This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. It examines key elements of the European policy agenda pertaining to gender equality in the media sector. It also reviews existing research on women's representation within media content and the media workforce. The study provides analysis of actions to promote gender equality in the media at both EU and Member State levels. Finally, it presents case studies of gender equality in the media sector in four Member States: Austria, Malta, Sweden, and the UK.
Empowering women and girls in media and ICT
On the occasion of the International Women's Day, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality is holding an inter-parliamentary committee meeting on empowering women and girls in media and ICT. The meeting, which will bring together EU institutional representatives, members of EU national parliaments, experts and stakeholders, will take place on 08 March 2018. The presentation and debates will deal with the topics of women shaping media, empowering women and girls through digital inclusion and women’s movements and advancing equality in the digital age.
Digital healthcare / health insurance
In the view of the EESC, given the digital revolution in the field of health, it is vital to maintain and promote a health insurance system which serves the needs of everyone, and is solidarity-based, inclusive and non-discriminatory. Inclusion and fair access for all to good quality health services (digital or otherwise) and commitment to these are in fact prerequisites for universal health coverage.
Gender equality in European labour markets
In order to improve gender equality in labour markets, the EESC considers it necessary to draw up an integrated and ambitious European strategy to tackle systemic and structural obstacles and lead to adequate policies, measures and EU funding programmes for improving equality between women and men, thus fostering "more equal economic independence of women and men" . This would also contribute to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Services to the family
Developing services in private homes in order to achieve a better work-life balance Every family has a home and clothes to maintain, meals to prepare, children to care for, elderly parents or ill or disabled family members who need help. Women often have to work part-time in order to carry out these tasks, missing out on the career for which they have trained or on time they would use for training.
Women and girls digital gender gap
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee, attempts to reveal the links between the different factors (access, skills, socio-economic and cultural), which prevent women from having equal access to digital technology. It then suggests ways of dealing with online and offline inequalities to the effect of closing the digital gender gap and improving women’s and girls’ digital inclusion and future technology-related career paths.
Plastics, human health and environmental impacts: The road ahead
Plastics have been with us for more than a century, and by now they’re everywhere, for good and for ill. Plastic containers and coatings help keep food fresh, but they can also leave behind neurotoxins such as BPA in the human body. PVC is used for everything from pipes and flooring to furniture and clothes, but it contains compounds called phthalates that have been implicated in male reproductive disorders. Studies have also shown that childhood exposure to environmental pollutants can have significant negative effects later in life, including reduced labor force participation and even earnings.
European Commission aims to significantly reduce the gender pay gap
The European Commission plans to use a series of measures aimed at significantly reducing the pay gap between men and women over the next five years. The average gender pay gap in the EU currently stands at 18%. To lower this rate, the Commission plans to raise awareness among employers, encourage initiatives to promote gender equality and support the development of tools to measure the gender pay gap.
NCW Annual General Meeting 2019
NCW Annual General Meeting 2019 The Annual General Meeting of the National Council of Women was held on Saturday 26th January 2019, at The Victoria Hotel, Sliema. President Mary Gaerty spoke about the work which the Council has embarked on during 2018. This included pensions, education, violence against women, work and entrepreneurship, work life balance and the challenges faced by women on a daily basis. She also highlighted the fact that the National Council of Women is looking ahead at the constant changes
Work-life Balance
Better work-life balance for EU citizens: Presidency reaches provisional agreement with the European Parliament
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 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.
   
   
   
    
   
    
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
  
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  
   
 
  
   
 
  
   
   
 
   
 
  
   
   
 AGM  AGM
   
 ncw delegation with Prime minister  AGM
   
 AGM  AGM
   
 AGM  AGM
   
 AGM  AGM
   
 Participants   speakers
 Conference Iam Me not my Age: Health and Justice for the Elderly   27th November 2017 Dar l-Ewropa Valletta
   
    
   
    
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
    
   
    
   
    
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
   
    
    
    
   

 

Taipei

 

 

Taipei

   

 

Taipei

 

 

Taipei

   

 

Taipei

 

 

Taipei

   

 Serbia

Serbia

 

 Follow up meeting

Follow up meeting

   

 Foundation day dinner

Foundation day dinner

 

 English Class

English Class

   

 Foundation day dinner

Foundation day dinner

 

 Foundation day dinner

Foundation day dinner

   
   

 Foundation day dinner

Foundation day dinner

   

Moscow

Moscow

 

 Moscow

Moscow

   

 Empowerment course

Empowerment course

 

 Award giving Ceremony

Award giving Ceremony

   

 Vera Jourova

Vera Jourova

 

 Empowerment course

Empowerment course

   

 Commonwealth

Commonwealth

 

 Vera Jourova

Vera Jourova

   

 ECICW & ICW President

ECICW & ICW President

 

 Consultation Meeting

Consultation Meeting

   

                   Saint James English course

                  Saint James English course

 

 ECICW Russian Hosts

ECICW Russian Hosts

   

 The Ambassador for the US with Amy

The Ambassador for the US with Amy

 

 

 Anna Lindh

Anna Lindh

 

   

Empowerment course Hilton

Empowerment course Hilton

 

 Certificate giving

Certificate giving

 

   

 Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

 

 Moscow

Moscow

 

   

 

National Council of Women meet with HE Mrs. Gina Abercrombie - Winstanley, Ambassador of the United States of America

 

 

The National Council of Women executive with US Ambassador Mrs. Gina Abercrombie - Winstanley

   
PM at NCW Centre   Hon. Chris Said at NCW
 The Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Lawrence Gonzi with NCW Executive Committee Members after the consultation meeting at NCW Centre.  The Hon Minister Chris Said after a press conference on IVF at the National Counicl of Women Centre.
   
 Visit to St. Vincent De Paul Residential Home   ECI Dar l-Ewropa
 NCW President Mary Gaerty during a visit to St. Vincent de Paul residential Home for the Elderly.   Press Conference -European Citizens Initiative held at Dar l-Ewropa Valletta 15th March 2012
   
 Workshop on corporate volunteering   Mr. Jahier visiting the NGO market
 Participants during the workshop on implementing a policy for corporate volunteering lead by Ms Doriette Camilleri HSBC Malta  Mr. Luca Jahier, President Various Intersts Group 111 EESC together with EESC member Grace Attard and Hon. General Secretary Doris Bingley viewing the NGO market during the final conference of the EU Flagship Project on Volunteering
   
 participatns during the final conference on volunteering   top table
 Participants during the EYOV 2011 Project Final Conference 9th March 2012   The panel during the Final Conference Encouraging and Strengthening Volunteering The Way Forward.
   
 AGM 2012  President and hon.sec
 Some of the participants during NCW Annual General Meeting 2012  NCW President Mary Gaerty and Hon. General Secretary Doris Bingley after the Elections
   
 cpf general assembly   chogm hon. tonio borg
CHOGM 2011 - CPF Gender Assembly Perth Australia - Doris Bingley Malta with The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care, Minister for Status of Women and Diana Antugire Commonwealth Foundation   CHOGM 2011 Left to Right: HE Mr Patrick Pillay, High Commissioner of the Seychelles ; Ms Simone de Comarmond, Chair Commonwealth Foundation; Mr Danny Sriskandarajah, Interim Director Commonwealth Foundation, The Hon Minister Tonio Borg; Ms Doris Bingley, HE Ms Kamela Palma, High Commissioner of Belize and HE Mr FrancisTabone,High Commissioner of Malta
   
 1st meeting the Palace  participatns
 Participants during the EU Flagship Project First Meeting   Participants sharing their volunteering experience during the 1st Meeting on June 28th at The Palace Hotel Sliema
   
 Farewell   Hon. Dolores Cristina
 NCW bids farewell to H.E. Douglas Kmiec, H.E. isabel Vicandi and Head of the EU Representation in Malta Mr. William Martin.   The Hon. Dolores Cristina Minister of Education, Employment and the Family with Mr. Martin Bugelli Head of EU Representation in Malta during the EU Flagship Project Volunteering conference
   
 Passover Meal 2011  Lejla letterarja
 Easter Celebrations at National Council of Women   Lejla letterarja during Mnarja  Poetry and Prose was read out during the evening.
   
 International Women's Day   IWD 3
 Celebrating the European Year for Volunteering and International Women's Day  

 Concelebrated Mass to mark the European Year for Volunteering                                 at St. John Co-Cathedral.

   
 Foundation Day   foundation Day 2
 Mrs Margaret Abela with Dr. Lorraine Schembri Orland and NCW President Grace Attard   Foundation Day Dinner  NCW bestows Hon. Life Membership on Dr. Lorraine Schembri Orland for her sterling work.
   
 annual general meeting   Annual General Meeting 1
 NCW Annual General Meeting January 2011  
   
 minister cassar women and mental health   NCW prsident addressing the participants women and mental health
 The Hon. Minister Joe Cassar addressing  the participants during the public dialogue entitled, "Women and Mental Health" organised by National Council of Women on Wednesday 6th October 2010 at Dar l-Ewropa Valletta.   Ms Grace Attard President of the National Council of Women welcoming the numerous participants amongst them dignitaries at the public dialogue,"Women and Mental Health held on Wednesday 6th October 2010 at Dar l-Ewropa Valletta
   
 Speakers of 1st session Women and mental health   speakers of the 2nd session women and mental health
 Dr. Lorraine Schembri Orland, Ms Doris Gauci, Ms Maryann Zammit and Dr  Angela Abela during the 1st session of the public dialogue entitled "Women and Mental Health"  Ms Priscilla Muscat, Ms Mary Ann Zammit and Mr. Joe Farrugia during the 2nd session of the public dialogue entitled, "Women and Mental Health"
   
 Women and Mental Health 2  Participants during the Public Dialogue
 Dr. Anna Vella, Dr. Angela Abela and NCW President Grace Attard during the public dialogue Women and Mental Health held on Wednesday 6th October 2010   Participants during the Public Dialogue entitled Women and Mental Health held on Wednesday 6th October 2010 at Dar l-Ewropa Valletta
   
 Women and Mental Health 1  Women and Mental health
 Participants during the Public Dialogue entitled Women and Mental Health held on Wednesday 6th October 2010 at Dar l-Ewropa Valletta   Mrs Catherine Gonzi spouse of the Prime Minister of Malta, Mary Ann Zammit NCW Social Issues Committee Coordinator and Grace Attard NCW President during the public dialogue Women and Mental Health.
   
 Ms Alda Bugeja   Ladies at the Gozo Exhibition
 Ms Alda Bugeja explaining the arts of making Macrame and Weaving    NCW Members admiring a woven carpet made by the students of Ms Alda Bugeja during the Exhibition of Old Traditional Crafts organised by the National Council of Women in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo
 Old Traditional Crafts   Minister for Gozo
 Old Traditional Crafts Exhibition at the Gozo Ministry   The Hon. Giovanna Debono Minister for Gozo and NCW Members  during NCW Exhibition on Old Traditional Crafts held on Saturday 8th May at the Gozo Ministry Victoria.
   
 Pensions talk 13th May   Pensions 13th May
 Participants during the Public Dialogue on Social Security Entitlements at the Museum of Archaeology Republic Street Valletta on Thursday 13th May 2010   Public Dialogue on Social Security Entitlements organised by National Council of Women as part of its activities for the European Year Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010
   
 Road Map for Equality May 12th   Road May for Equality
 Maria Isabel Vicandi, Ambassador for Spain, Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Chris Said, NCW President Ms Grace Attard and Suzanne Gatt University of Malta during the Seminar,"The Road Map for Equality After 2010" on May 12th 2010  Participants during the Seminar at the Corinthia Palace Hotel Attard, The Road Map for Equality After 2010" organised by the Ambassador for Spain
   
 Women in Public Life   Women in public life 2
 The American Ambassador addressing the participants during the Public Dialogue "Women in Public Life - A changing Scenario   A section of the participants during the Public Dialogue on Women in Public Life - A Changing Scenario held on the 16th April 2010
 Musico Literary Evening   Musico Literary
 Monica Attard reading poetry during the Musico Literary Evening   Musico Literary Evening held at Sala Isouard on Friday 18th March 2010
   
 Art Exhibition 1  Art Exb 2010
 Mrs Margaret Abela spouse of H.E. the President of Malta and NCW President Grace Attard during the launch of the Art Exhibition held at San Anton Palace.   The launching of NCW Art Exhibition by female Artist in aid of the Community Chest Fund at San Anton Palace.
   
 IWD Mass 2010  IWD Mass 2
 International Women's Day Mass 6th March 2010   IWD celebration Mass at St. Patrick's church Sliema 6th March 2010
   
 english class 2010  computer class
 Mr John Ellis tutor and students during the English  level 5 Course at NCW  ECDL Course students at work at NCW CTLC
   
 computer 5  Computer class 2010
   
 computer 2  computer 4
   
 computer   computer certificate giving
   
    
 Maria Elena Farrugia placed third during BMV Music Competition   Justin Zarb placed first during BMV Music Competition
   
    
 Bettina Cassar placed second during the BMV Music Competition   Justin Zarb receiving his award from  the Hon. Dolores Cristina Minister for Education, Youth and Culture and Grace Attard NCW President.
   
    
 BMV Music Competition Judges   The Audience during the BMV Music Competition Concert.
   
 4th Women Congress   4TH wOMEN CONGRESS
 4th Women Congress delegates from the Small States of Europe during the tour of MCC  NCW President Grace Attard, Ms Esther Eghobamien Head of Gender Commonwealth Secretariat and NCW Hon. General Secretary Doris Bingley during the Gala Dinner in honour of  the Small States of Europe Delegates
 4th Congress  4th Women Congress
 Foreign Delegates during the 4th Women Congress Sept 2009  

 H.E. the US Ambassador, H.E. High Commissioner and Ms Esther Eghobamien Head of Gender - Commonwealth Secretariat

 4th Women Congress of the Small States of Europe  4th Congress of the Small States of Europe
 Mrs Margaret Abela, Mrs Catherine Gonzi and Mrs Michelle Muscat during the Congress of the Small States of Europe September 2009   Delegates during the Congress 25-26th September 2009
    
 Hanan El Khatib ,Malta Foreign Office, Prof Peter Xuereb, President Emeritus Guido de Marco, Grace Attard, President National Council of Women, Vijay Krishnarajan, Deputy Director Commonwealth Foundation and Doris Bingley, Commonwealth Foundation Civil Society Advisory Committee. 

 CHOGM 2009
Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF)
“Partnering for a More Equitable and Sustainable Future”
Conference/Consultation on Monday 8th June 2009
 at the Royal Hall, The Palace Sliema

   
    
 NCW Executive Committee meets Mrs Abela, wife of H.E. President Dr. George Abela  NCW President Grace Attard and the Executive Committee pay a courtesy call on His Excellency the President of Malta.
   
    
 European Centre of the International Council of Women delegates with NCW members during the tree planting ceremony at San Anton to commenorate NCW 45th Anniversary and ECICW Spring General Assembly in Malta  President Grace Attard presenting NCW's donation to Mr. Patrick Pace from the Tree for You campaign.
 Maltese Women in the European Parliament’  Maltese Women in the European Parliament’ 2
 The Hon. Louis Galea, Speaker of the House of Representatives, addresses the NCW Conference entitled ‘Maltese Women in the European Parliament’ on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary in collaboration with the European Centre of the International Council of Women. At The Victoria hotel, Sliema.  The Hon. Louis Galea, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs Grace Attard, NCW President and Mrs Grace Wedekind, ECICW President during the NCW conference
 Maltese Women in the European Parliament’3  Maltese Women in the European Parliament’4
 NCW conference on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary in collaboration with the European Centre of the International Council of Women at the Victoria Hotel Sliema  NCW conference on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary in collaboration with the European Centre of the International Council of Women at the Victoria Hotel Sliema
 
  
 NCW President Grace Attard during the Press Conference with Commissioner Spdida at the Launch of the EU Campaign on the gender pay gap on the 3 March 2009   Carolyn Hannan Director, Division for the Advancement of Women (on the right) with Doris Bingley NCW Malta and Helen Reardon-Bond Director ,Gender Equality Policy and Inclusion UK during the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
   
 
Executive Committee
  
Dame Blanch Martin
 Prime Minister  Dr. Lawrence Gonzi with NCW Executive Committee at the Prime Minister's office 23rd February 2009   Hon. Presidency for Dame Blanche Martin during the Foundation Day Dinner 20th February 2009
 
  

 Annual General Meeting at the Victoria Hotel Saturday 31st January 2009

 

 Grace Attard NCW New President during the AGM 2009

   
    
NCW President Doreen Micallef, Hon. General Secretary Doris Bingley, EESC Member Grace Attard with MEP Astrid Lulling 

NCW delegation: President Doreen Micallef, Gen. Sec Doris Bingley and EESC member Grace Attard at a meeting with  the Hon. Dr. Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary for Communication.

   
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