Upcoming Events & Developments

Upcoming Events & Developments

Last updated: 07/07/2023

OPM Circular 15/2012

In accordance with OPM Circular No. 15/2012 titled ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Practice’​ issued on the 30th April 2012, “each department/entity is required to prepare a brief report on the measures taken and the progress achieved in the sphere of gender equality and gender mainstreaming. The report should be forwarded to the NCPE on an annual basis.

Departments/entities are kindly requested to make use of this template in order to simplify the reporting process.

The reports are to reach the NCPE on equality@gov.mt   by not later than Thursday 30th March 2023.

In preparation of the reporting requirements, NCPE shall be delivering two online training sessions to assist officers responsible to carry out this work. The training sessions will:

                 (1) provide detail on the reporting template ​and,

                 (2) tackle specific queries that participants can put forward.

Officers can register their participation for any one of the below listed training sessions, by sending an email to equality@gov.mt     


Morning training session:

Date: Tuesday, 14th March 2023
Time: 10:30-12:00


Afternoon training session:

Date: Wednesday, 15th March 2023
Time: 14:00-15:30

The weblink to each online session will be provided following registration.

Should any assistance be required in this regard, the NCPE may be contacted on telephone 2276 8200 or via the electronic address equality@gov.mt              

NCPE Annual Conference 2023: 14-06-2023 NEW​


1. Investigations Report 2022 Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. NCPE Promotion of equality 2022Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
3. Gender role expectations in Malta​ - Prof JosAnn Cutajar and Prof Liberato Camilleri, University of Malta 

NCPE International Women’s Day 2023: 13-03-2023 

1. European Commission Proposals on Standards for Equality Bodies​Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner​
2. Sexual Harassment​Mr André Callus, Executive (Policy & Training)​

Proceedings ​

NCPE Annual Conference 2022: 08-06-2022 

1. Investigations Report 2021Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. NCPE Promotion of equality 2021Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
3. Intersectionality and discrimination​Prof JosAnn Cutajar, Faculty for Social Wellbeing Gender and Sexualities, UoM​

Proceedings ​

NCPE International Women’s Day 2022: 03-03-2022 

1. Intersectionality Concepts and Reflections – Dr Andrea Dibben, Senior Lecturer, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta


NCPE Forum - Għaliex Femiċidju? 27-01-2022


NCPE Online Conference to mark Equal Pay Day 2021: 11-11-2021 

1. Introduction - Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. Proposal for a pay transparency directive - Prof JosAnn Cutajar, Faculty for Social Wellbeing Gender and Sexualities, UoM
3. The NCPE Equal Pay Tool (Developments)​ - Mr Matthew Sacco, Software Developer

NCPE Online Annual Conference 2021: 27-05-2021 

1. An overview of NCPE's work in 2020 - Ms. Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. Investigations Report - Ms. Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner

International Women's Day Conference 2021: 02-03-2021 

1. Introduzzjoni: Il-COVID-19 u l-Ugwaljanza bejn is-Sessi​Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
2. L-impatt tal-COVID-19 fuq id-dinja tax-xogħolProf JosAnn Cutajar, Gender and Sexualities, Faculty for
    Social Wellbeing – University of Malta
3. Ir-Riċerka tal-NCPE - Inqasam ix-xogħol fid-dar matul il-pandemija?​Ms Renee Laiviera, NCPE Commissioner
Mr André Callus, Executive (Policy & Training)​

​NCPE Online Conference to mark Equal Pay Day: 26-11-2020 

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 was a media campaign that NCPE felt its necessity in the context of the increase in the gender pay gap.  Through this campaign, NCPE was in fact raising further awareness on the gender pay gap on the national level.  As this was 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 put 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 were 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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