Gender Mainstreaming - the Way Forward


The main aim of this initiative was to enhance the participation and advancement of women in the labour market primarily through the identification and promotion of measures towards work-life balance as well as family-friendly measures.
It also sensitised the social partners to the cost-effectiveness and other benefits, such as smoother work processes/relations and increased productivity, of family-friendly provisions.
The following research studies were carried out as part of this initiative:
 Research into the introduction of family-friendly measures at the workplace:  an evaluation study within private local companies to identify the benefits of a family-friendly working environment.  The aim of this study was to analyse how such measures meet the needs of both employers and employees by identifying changes registered in the organisational performance.
 Gender Pay Review:  a quantitative analysis of employee posts and salaries, analysing and identifying possible barriers to equal opportunities and equal pay.
 Tracer study to follow the career path and conditions of work of graduates in the labour market:  an evaluation of chosen career paths of women and men graduates, tracing the reasons for their career choice in order to demonstrate whether such choice was a real choice or a more viable course of action.
 Teleworking Pilot Project Research Report: an assessment of the benefits of flexibility by identifying the outcomes of work processes before and after its implementation. Analysis of four government employees who availed of teleworking; and of other companies that utilised teleworking looking into advantages and/or limitations according to different work settings to contemporarily meet employee and organisational requirements.
The following are the research publications:
Awareness Raising:
Various means of communication were utilised to disseminate information on NCPE, including: billboards, posters, bus-wraps, leaflets, and adverts on radio and TV.
               Project Ref.       ESF 23
               Project Name   Gender Mainstreaming- The Way Forward
               Fund                 European Social Fund
               Start Date         February 2005
               End Date          June 2009


 Contact Name 
National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
Gattard House,
National Road,
Blata l-Bajda HMR 9010
(+356) 2295 7850