The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) urged the Maltese government to take up the challenge and follow in the footsteps of other EU member states – notably Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain – that have adopted legislation to introduce gender quotas for company boards.
The MCWO said that according to a report recently published by the European Commission, progress remains slow with regard to significant economic benefit from a better gender balance in economic decision-making.
The Confederation said that this situation exists in spite of the fact that women account for 60% of university graduates. Moreover, a growing body of research, including the report just published, shows significant benefits from a better gender balance in economic decision-making.
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