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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
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Category Archives: Press Releases
The American Embassy in collaboration with the MCWO organised a talk by Mr Rus Funk of Mensworkinc, long time activist in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence. Continue reading
The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) notes with disbelief the sentence given to three 17 year old boys for raping a 14 year old girl. Incredibly, the report states that both the prosecution and the defence agreed that what had happened was an act of foolishness by three young men who thought their deed to be some achievement. Continue reading
The following is the updated programme in relation to the 1st March activity for women candidates. Continue reading
JOIN US ON 14-02-13 TO MOVE THE EARTH AT ST.ANNE’S SQUARE, SLIEMA AT 10.00am FOR AN HOUR OF DANCE. Continue reading
11 days left to join EWL’s European Political Mentoring Network for Women of Ethnic Minorities/Foreign Origin
We would like to invite you to disseminate again the call for mentees as widely as possible by email, post it on your website, on facebook, twitter etc. Continue reading
CEDAW [global2local] Statement: Critical issues for Asia Pacific women missing from “The Future We Want”
Dear friends, Please find the statement of Asia Pacific women’s human rights groups on the silence of the Rio+20 outcome document on critical issues for women and the maneuvers to undermine gains for women (click here). Follow us on twitter … Continue reading
[Brussels, 19 June 2012] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the largest coalition of women’s NGOs in Europe, has welcomed the launch today of the new EU Strategy to combat human trafficking, which has a strong focus on women’s rights and gender equality. The Strategy, which aims to provide an integrated, coherent, and outcome-oriented strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings, was presented today by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström. Continue reading
Ms Lorraine Spiteri, a member of the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) was invited as an independent expert to participate to a European Commission Seminar on “Women in Economic Decision Making” held in Oslo Norway on the 10-11 May 2012. Continue reading
Important Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture following the Canada reporting session in regards to gender/sex-based torture by non-state actors in the so-called domestic or private sphere that can be important to others dealing with violence against women/girls. Continue reading
The European Parliament Information Office in Malta and the MCWO organised a public dialogue entitled ‘Empowering Women against Violence’ on Friday 30th March. The aim of this dialogue was to raise awareness on domestic violence, which is a long-standing threat that is persisting across Europe. Continue reading