Upcoming Events & Developments

Last updated: 26/11/2020

OPM Circular 15/2012 NEW​

ince the training sessions aimed at assisting officers tasked with reporting had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NCPE is providing the following material to enhance the understanding of the gender mainstreaming strategy and the reporting requirements:

A presentation on gender mainstreaming and the reporting obligations.
A short video showing practical examples of gender mainstreaming.

For ease of reference, this is the gender mainstreaming ​reporting template​

Reports are to be forwarded to the NCPE by not later than Thursday 30th April, by a contact person appointed within each Ministry. Officially appointed bodies are to send their reports directly to the NCPE.

Should you need any assistance with filling in the report please do not hesitate to call the NCPE on 2295 7868, or send an email to andre.callus@gov.mt.​

NCPE Online Conference to mark Equal Pay Day: 26.11.2020 NEW​

1. The Gender Pay Gap and Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value​ - Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner​
2.  A research study on existent equal pay tools in Europe and the development of technical specifications for the equal pay tool​ - KPMG Malta

3. Developing a Gender Pay Gap Action Plan for Malta​ - Dr Rose Marie Azzopardi, Senior Lecturer, University of Malta

NCPE Online Annual Conference: 19.10.2020 

1. An overview of NCPE's work for 2019Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. Investigations ReportMs Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
3. EU-funded project Prepare the Ground for Economic Independence - Ms Joana Micallef, PGEI Project Promoter
4. Research on the distribution of work in households during the COVID-19 pandemic​ - Mr André Callus, Executive (Policy & Training)​

International Women's Day Conference 2020: 04-03-2020 

1. Gender Equality and AI - Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner


NCPE's 15th Annual Conference: 04-06-2019

1. Annual Report 2018, Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. Investigations Report, Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
3. Equality Mark & Training Report, André Callus, Executive (Policy & Training)
4. EU/International Affairs and Research, Amanda Catania, Senior Executive (Research Analyst)
5. Communications, Christine Micallef, Officer (Communications & PR)
6. EU-funded project - ​Prepare the Ground for Economic Independence, Annalise Frantz, Senior Executive (Projects)
7. 15 years of NCPE​, Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner

International Women's Day Conference 2019: 06-03-2019


3. Bilanċ bejn ħajja u xogħol - Prof. Godfrey A. Pirotta
4. Way forward​ - Renee Laiviera

NCPE's seminar on Putting the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018 - 2023 into action - 4th October 2018


Strategic Objective 1 - Prevent and combat gender stereotypes and sexism​, Dr JosAnn Cutajar, UoM
Strategic Objective 2 - Prevent and combat violence against violence and domestic violence, Dr Marceline Naudi, UoM 
Strategic Objective 3 - Ensure the equal access of women to justice, Dr Lara Dimitrijevic, WRF
Strategic Objective 5 - Protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls, Dr Katrine Camilleri, JRS
Strategic Objective 6 - Achieve gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures​, Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE

NCPE's 14th Annual Conference: 29-05-2018 

1. Review of NCPE's work for 2017 - Renee Laiviera, NCPE
2. Investigations Report - Stephanie Magro Gazzano, NCPE
3. Equality in Practice - Michelle De Giorgio, Adpro-Instruments Ltd
International Women’s Day Conference 2018: 05-03-2018 
1. Sexual Harassment at the Place of Work - Dr Lara Dimitrijevic
2. Sexual Harassment and Power - Dr Marceline​ Naudi

PayM€qually campaign: 
This is a media campaign that NCPE felt its necessity in the context of the increase in the gender pay gap.  Through this campaign, NCPE is in fact raising further awareness on the gender pay gap on the national level.  As this is also a concern for most of the EU member states, the European Commission established the European Equal Pay Day, to raise awareness on this issue.  Many of the EU member states have followed suit and so has NCPE. 
Through PayM€qually campaign, NCPE is putting its message across by participating in TV and radio programmes and publishing articles in order to increase awareness that a pay gap between women and men still exists and that there are ways how this can be addressed.  Regular posts on the gender pay gap are being posted on NCPE’s Facebook page that include infographics, video-clips and quotes of renowned personalities. All posts can be found under the hashtag #PayMEqually.

NCPE's 13th Annual Conference: 02-05-2017 
1.  Review of NCPE's Work for 2016 - Renee Laiviera, NCPE
2.  Investigations Report - Stephanie Borg Bonaci, NCPE
3.  Gender Stereotypes - Dr JosAnn Cutajar, UOM

International Women's Day Conference: 06-03-2017 

Gender Equality Glossary and Thesaurus 
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) developed a Gender Equality Glossary and Thesaurus which is a specialised terminology tool focusing on the area of gender equality.  It aims to foster a common understanding of gender equality terms across the EU and promote gender-fair and inclusive language to improve equality between women and men.
Access to EIGE’s Glossary and Thesaurus - http://eige.europa.eu/rdc/thesaurus

Istanbul Convention: 

On 14 October, the World Future Council, Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women awarded the Istanbul Convention with its newly created Vision Award. Presented as part of the World Future Policy Award 2014, this award honours the ground-breaking nature of the Istanbul Convention and the vision it carries for women in Europe and beyond to lead a life free of violence.

This is the second award presented to the Istanbul Convention which demonstrates recognition of the fact that it is currently the most comprehensive international instrument on violence against women.

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National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
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(+356) 2295 7850