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Friday, August 25, 2017
Malta: Can women choose politics?
By Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality of Malta, discusses the barriers that keep women from entering the political sphere. She maintains that gender quotas are one of the most effective ways to spur real change. The current national debate on...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Women in Politics, by Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat
This opinion piece was originally published by Times of Malta on 18 July 2017 here. By Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, president of the European Public Health Association and a senior lecturer at the University of Malta. Over the past days, the issue of women’s under-representation on the local...
Monday, January 13, 2014
PN MEP hopeful calls for morefemale candidates, Malta
A PN MEP candidate has called for more female candidates for the European Parliament elections. Kevin Plumpton, President of the PN’s youth wing and a former Zabbar councilor, wrote on Facebook that the PN has “very valid candidates” and hoped that this team will help the PN obtain the third seat...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Three women elected MEPs, Malta
It was a red letter day for female politicians yesterday as Malta went from having no women in the European Parliament to three.The casual elections saw Marlene Mizzi, Roberta Metsola and Claudette Abela Baldacchino clinching the coveted seats in Brussels. We invite our users to read the complete...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Malta could have four female MEPS after March election
Malta could have up to four female representatives in the European Parliament, if all four MEPs contesting the 9 March general election are successful in their bid to be elected in parliament.   (We invite our users to read the article published January 14 2013 by The Malta Independent)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
MALTA: First woman elected as president of a political party executive committee
Marthese Portelli was recently elected president of the Nationalist Party executive committee, making her the first woman to hold such a post in the history of Malta’s politics. “I would like to invite more women to come forward and participate in the party. I know that there are many who...