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  • Press Release: Prostitution and Trafficing - Posted May 12, 2017

    Whilst noting that prostitution in not illegal in Malta, the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) is against the regularisation of prostitution in Malta as a normal and legitimate business as this will increase the trafficking of women. MCWO proposes that Malta adopts the Nordic Model.

  • “Invisible Women: Tackling a Double Challenge”: Being a woman and being disabled - Posted October 9, 2016

    This conference is being organised by the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) in collaboration with the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO). The objective of this conference is to give recognition to the issues that hundreds of women with disabilities in Malta experience and to increase their visibility so that their ...

  • The Malta Confederation of Women's Organisations (MCWO) Re MAP Dispensed by Prescription - Posted October 8, 2016

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) strongly disagrees with the suggestion that the Morning After Pill (MAP) should be dispensed only through a prescription.

  • Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) supports the accessibility of the emergency contraception to women in Malta - Posted June 26, 2016

    The MCWO feels that women in Malta have the right to a wider choice of emergency contraception.

  • MCWO celebrates the adoption of the French law to reinforce the fight against the system of prostitution - Posted April 20, 2016

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) applauds the French National Assembly by adopting a law in support of persons in prostitution and reinforcing the fight against the system of prostitution on 6 April 2016. Lorraine Spiteri, Chairperson said “the value underlying the abolition of the system of prostitution is one that aims to change ...

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  • Equal Pension Rights for Women NOW! - Posted March 10, 2016

    Women care for society, it’s time society cares for women! The gender pension gap in Europe is an astounding 40% which means that for every 100€ that men receive women only receive 60€. Let’s change this! #equalpensions #IWD2016

  • MCWO pleased with measures incentivising women to take up employment - Posted December 1, 2014

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) welcomed the fact that a number of proposals that it had been putting forward during these last few years have again been taken on board in the 2015 Budget, namely those that incentivize women and encourage them to take up paid employment.

  • MCWO welcomes free childcare initiative, calls for more regulation - Posted February 25, 2014

    MCWO believes free childcare centres would directly improve the quality of life of families, especially single parent households.

  • 18 myths on prostitution: read and share EWL awareness raising tool - Posted February 6, 2014

    The EWL has developed a leaflet answering the most frequent assumptions on prostitution.

  • Women against maternity burden on business - Posted October 20, 2013

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) said today that it supports the claim put forward by the Malta Employers Association (MEA) calling on government to phase-out the burden of paid maternity leave.

  • Lorraine Spiteri Elected As New MCWO Chairperson - Posted June 17, 2013

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) elected Lorraine Spiteri as its new chairperson.

  • MCWO condemns recent rape judgement - Posted May 9, 2013

    The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) has condemned the court sentence given to three 17 year old boys for raping a 14 year old girl.

  • Participation of EWL members in the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013 - Posted February 17, 2013

    The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.

  • EWL - Posted February 17, 2013

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  • New Executive Committee of EWL reflects integration of women’s movement in Europe and squares up to backlash against women’s rights - Posted November 19, 2012

    Eight years after the enlargement of the EU to ten new Member States in 2004, the new Executive Committee of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) reflects the positive experience of collaboration and integration of the women’s movement in Europe.

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